wharfie


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wharfie

(ˈwɔːfɪ)
n
(Nautical Terms) Austral and NZ a wharf labourer; docker
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The columnist said: "His colourful Twitter wars, which have included this columnist in the past (though we publicly patched it up), are the stuff of legend, with McFadden often using the social media site to vent against his foes with the sort of language that would do a wharfie proud.
One wharfie was killed, Bill Renton was injured, but the police, the premier and the scabs were driven out of Fremantle.
24) Les Rennells, an Aboriginal wharfie who transferred from Bowen to Cairns when the introduction of bulk handling at that port led to job losses, told the Maritime Worker 'I have never experienced racial discrimination in the Waterside Workers Federation'.
Several works made within the union movement (such as wharfie and production assistant Viron Papadopolous' 2006 film The Stolt Stand for the MUA) have been screened in-house but have rarely been circulated more widely.
As a wharfie, Andersen had difficulty getting work after the lockout and after doing cleaning work, he got a job driving.
In "Harbor" he portrayed the wharfie father who returns to his family, seeking forgiveness for absconding with another woman and his severance pay three years earlier.
47) Nine publications were declared: Tribune, Soviets Today, Communist Review, Wharfie, World Peace, Militant, Workers' Star, The Guardian and the North Queensland Guardian: Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, No 94, 24 May 1940, 1149.
It's not too bloody bad here either, lady", said a big wharfie politely from the front row.
It came down and killed one wharfie straight away; the other was seriously injured.
His brothers, Lennie and Bobby worked on the wharves and got Leo a job as a wharfie in 1953.
Pettit, The Wellington Watersiders: The Story of Their Industrial Organisation, Wellington Branch, NZ Waterside Workers Union, Wellington, 1948; Bert Roth, Wharfie, 'From Hand Barrows to Straddles': Unionism on the Auckland Waterfront, Auckland Branch, NZ Waterfront Workers Union, Auckland, NZ, 1993.