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Stories for The MCA
The Journey to Australia
A crowded rowboat of refugees heads toward a new land. The ocean, rocks, and the coast guard block their path. These naked figures are 'undertaking perilous journeys across vast oceans, experiencing hardship and pain in an attempt to achieve their ideal of an earthly paradise – Australia.'
Don’t go for a Rothbury Murderer
Grace Peebles caused a commotion before she was arrested at the Central Labour Exchange, shouting, “Don’t go for a Rothbury murderer!” in defence of a man being brutally thrown out by a constable. These were insulting words, as Grace was referring to the Rothbury Mine Protest a month earlier where police had attacked protesting coal miners, injuring many and killing innocent miner Norman Brown.
Napoleon and the Gardener
In a land rich with natural resources, Sydney Dockyard's first Master Boatbuilder, Daniel Payne, should have provided England with timber and boats. Unfortunately, Daniel Payne built surprisingly little as Master Boatbuilder. In fact, he didn't build a single boat.