Boot Trade Union Hall

The Boot Trade Union Hall

The Boot Trade Union Hall in Redfern in 1922 (image courtesy National Library of Australia)

Location: 122 Eveleigh Street, Redfern

The Boot Trade Union Hall at Redfern was a popular gathering place for Aboriginal people living in Sydney following the Second World War, especially for dances on Friday evenings.

It was also the site of an important Aborigines Progressive Association (APA) meeting in the 1940s. It was addressed by William Ferguson and Bert Groves to protest about the poor conditions of Aboriginal workers at Oodnadatta in South Australia.