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The Green Bans of The Rocks

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Per Student Years 9 - 11

The Rocks Australia History

The Green Ban movement grew out of trade union action in the 1970s and The Rocks became an important area of confrontation for the local residents supported in their protest by equally concerned union and community leaders.

Let the story of the people’s conservation campaign against the NSW Government’s proposed redevelopment of this area and displacement of residents. People power and the imposition of union green bans became a powerful force in this early protest movement.