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The Resource The Pilbara : from the deserts profits come, Bradon Ellem

The Pilbara : from the deserts profits come, Bradon Ellem

Label
The Pilbara : from the deserts profits come
Title
The Pilbara
Title remainder
from the deserts profits come
Statement of responsibility
Bradon Ellem
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For all this, what we know about a vital region such as the Pilbara remains incomplete. The boomtime stories do not reveal much about the Pilbara itself, a place completely transformed across fifty years of mining. In the focus on the immediate, no-one acknowledges the Pilbara?s ancient history or the men and women who worked there from the 1960s, building unions and making communities as they worked the mines. In those days, the Pilbara excited both hope and dread about its workers and their power. ?From the deserts prophets come?, AD Hope had written years before in his poem, ?Australia.? And it appeared that the Pilbara might be the site of a novel kind of unionism, with workers winning not only high wages but control of the places where they worked and the towns where they lived. It was not to be: from the 1980s, the companies fought back, defeating the unions and remaking the Pilbara. The managers were now and managing workers. The companies went on to reinvent the Pilbara through workplace control, fly-in-fly-out labour and twelve-hour shifts. Their vision reshaped not just the desert bit the cities, not just work in mines and ports but in offices and shops. When the biggest boom in mining history came along, it unfolded across a Pilbara landscape very different from a generation earlier. The union prophets were gone; the companies? profits grew. The story of fifty years of conflict about work and life in the Pilbara and how it has affected the rest of Australia
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ellem, B. L.
Dewey number
338.273
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iron miners
  • Wages
  • Mining corporations
  • Iron mines and mining
  • Industrial relations
  • International business enterprises
  • Iron miners
  • Pilbara (W.A.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The Pilbara : from the deserts profits come, Bradon Ellem
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
pt. One From the Deserts the Prophets Come -- 1.Mining the Pilbara -- pt. Two A Union Place -- 2.`Tethered to the World' -- 3.Frontiers of Control -- 4.Contested Terrain -- pt. Three The Companies Fight Back -- 5.War of Attrition: Robe River -- 6.Frontal Assault: Hamersley Iron -- 7.`The Last 500': BHP Billiton -- pt. Four Company Space -- 8.The Rise and Fall of the Pilbara Mineworkers' Union -- 9.Workers in the Boom -- 10.Beyond the Boom -- pt. Five From the Deserts Profits Come -- 11.Remaking the Pilbara
Control code
000059953362
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 256 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742589305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99973124138
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), map, plates (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)982652281
Label
The Pilbara : from the deserts profits come, Bradon Ellem
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
pt. One From the Deserts the Prophets Come -- 1.Mining the Pilbara -- pt. Two A Union Place -- 2.`Tethered to the World' -- 3.Frontiers of Control -- 4.Contested Terrain -- pt. Three The Companies Fight Back -- 5.War of Attrition: Robe River -- 6.Frontal Assault: Hamersley Iron -- 7.`The Last 500': BHP Billiton -- pt. Four Company Space -- 8.The Rise and Fall of the Pilbara Mineworkers' Union -- 9.Workers in the Boom -- 10.Beyond the Boom -- pt. Five From the Deserts Profits Come -- 11.Remaking the Pilbara
Control code
000059953362
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 256 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742589305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99973124138
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), map, plates (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)982652281

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