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Bloody Sunday

Tom Edwards, 'working class martyr', was killed by a blow from a police rifle butt, during the course of a clash on 4 May 1919 between unionist lumpers and police defending the employment of scab labour on Victoria Quay near C Shed. He may have attempting to help William Renton, who had been hit on the head with a police baton. He died three days after the event. His funeral was the largest ever conducted in Fremantle.

References and Links

Hutchison, David 2012, '"Bloody Sunday" revisited', in Paul Arthur Longley & Geoffrey Bolton, Voices from the West End: Stories, People and Events that Shaped Fremantle, WA Museum: 210-249.

Webb, David & David Warren 2005, 'The day a wharf dispute erupted into Bloody Sunday',  Fremantle: Beyond the Round House, Longley, Fremantle; 54-55.


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