The Picket Line — 15 January 2013

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NO RIGHTS, NO TAXES! DARWIN'S PASSIVE RESISTANCE. DARWIN, January 15.

16 January 1919, The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), page 7

No Rights, No Taxes! Darwin’s Passive Resistance. Darwin, January 15 [1919] . A public meeting was held in the town hall last night, presided over by the Mayor ( Cr. Watts), under the auspices of the State Hotel Bar Boycott Committee. The speakers, generally, announced their intention to refrain from payment of income tax until the rights of citizenship had been secured by the appointment of a local advisory board, and advised those present to do likewise. Lists of passive resisters will be opened throughout the Territory, and a levy of 10 / has been struck. Unionists have made an appeal to non-unionists and…

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NO INCOME TAX. DARWIN'S LATEST MOVE. AN ORGANISED CAMPAIGN. DARWIN, January 15.

25 January 1919, The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939), page 12

No Income Tax. Darwin’s Latest Move. An Organised Campaign. Darwin, January 15 . At a well-attended meeting, held in the Town Hall, and presided over by the mayor, it was resolved to enter upon an organised campaign against the payment of income tax, pending the rights of citizenship being granted. Towards the expenses a levy of 10 / has been struck for all unionists, and an appeal has been made to citizens to fall into line.…

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NO INCOME TAX. DARWIN'S IATEST MOVE. AN ORGANISED CAMPAIGN. DARWIN, January 15.

16 January 1919, The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), page 6

…No Income Tax. Darwin’s Latest Move. An Organised Campaign. Darwin, January 15 . At a well-attended meeting, held in the Town Hall, and presided over by the mayor, it was resolved to enter upon an organised campaign against the payment of income tax, pending the rights of citizenship being granted. Towards the expenses a levy of 10 / has been struck for all unionists, and an appeal has been made to citizens to fall into line.…

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AT PORT DARWIN.

16 January 1919, Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954), page 5

…Another articled added the detail that “The hotel bar boycott has now lasted six weeks, and will continue until bottled beer has been reduced from 1s 9d to 1s 3d, and until the Hotel Victoria bar is thrown open to the public.” The Townsville Daily Bulletin also covered the beer boycott , noting that “The price of beer was subsequently reduced, but the boycott was not lifted.”…

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THE DARWIN BEER BOYCOTT. ATTACK ON DR. GILRUTH. BRISBANE, January 15.

16 January 1919, Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1885 - 1954), page 4

…Another articled added the detail that “The hotel bar boycott has now lasted six weeks, and will continue until bottled beer has been reduced from 1 s 9 d to 1 s 3 d , and until the Hotel Victoria bar is thrown open to the public.” The Townsville Daily Bulletin also covered the beer boycott , noting that “The price of beer was subsequently reduced, but the boycott was not lifted.”…

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The Territory. Examples of [?].

23 January 1919, Worker (Brisbane, Qld. : 1890 - 1955), page 16

…being granted. Towards the expenses a levy of 10 / has been struck for all unionists, and an appeal has been made to citizens to fall into line. Another articled added the detail that “The hotel bar boycott has now lasted six weeks, and will continue until bottled beer has been reduced from 1 s 9 d to 1 s 3 d , and until the Hotel Victoria bar is thrown open to the public.” The Townsville Daily Bulletin also covered the beer boycott , noting that “The price of beer was subsequently reduced, but the boycott was not lifted.” The Worker spelled out some of the beer grievance in excerpts “from a special article from Darwin to the ‘Standard’”:…

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CHEAPER BEER PORT DARWIN'S DEMAND. THE RIGHTS OF CITIZENSHIP. Port Darwin, Jan. 15.

28 January 1919, Western Argus (Kalgoorlie, WA : 1916 - 1938), page 27

…The Western Argus noted (on January 15 ) that “The hotel bar boycott has now lasted six weeks, and the boycott committee is paying the wages of the three barmen out of employment.” The Northern Territory Times and Gazette gave a more detailed account of the meeting , including the following: In his concluding remarks the Mayor [Watts] congratulated the people of the Northern Territory upon the loyal manner in which the boycott of the State Hotel Bars, which had now lasted six weeks, had been adhered to. No one in Darwin was drinking at the State Hotel bars now except among “the heads,” some of whom might be looking for another billet before long when the people got their rights. Mr. Hardie Gibson, who followed, dealt chiefly with the payment of income…

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The Anti-Gilruth Campaign. Proposal to Refuse Payment of Income Tax.

18 January 1919, Northern Territory Times and Gazette (Darwin, NT : 1873 - 1927), page 20

…taxes, and no warship will compel the citizens to respect an Administrator or his precious system after a six years’ glorious trial, brimful of tragedies, or to permit the Government to continue an unrepresentative, rotten system at the point of a bayonet or by the intimidation of a gunboat. Pay on, pay on, brothers of the South, for we absolutely refuse to upkeep this state of affairs. The Western Argus noted (on January 15 ) that “The hotel bar boycott has now lasted six weeks, and the boycott committee is paying the wages of the three barmen out of employment.” The Northern Territory Times and Gazette gave a more detailed account of the meeting , including the following:…

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The Parap School.

8 February 1919, Northern Territory Times and Gazette (Darwin, NT : 1873 - 1927), page 10

…also appointed to meet Senator Ferricks upon his arrival by steamer from the south, when another monster procession will take place, regarding which due notice will be given as soon as is possible. With regard to income tax, those who purpose resisting payment thereof were asked to affix their signature to lists which will be prepared and left at certain business places for that purpose. A meeting of the reception commitee was afterwards held, presided over by Cr. Robt Toupein, at which a number of details connected with the visit of Senator Ferricks were discussed, and certain arrangements decided upon. A later telegram from Watts to the central government read, in part:…