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As editor of the the Timber Worker, John Curtin often borrowed cartoons such as this one from a London daily to enhance the pages of his paper.

Timber Worker 14 June 1913, page 1.


THE MASTER: I am glad to see that you are not one of these immoral trade unionists.
THE SCAB: No, Sir; thank you, Sir - I value my independence as a free-born British Labouring Man, too much, Sir! Why, Sir, - it fair breaks me 'eart sometimes, Sir, to have to share in the benefits they so cruelly drags from you, Sir!
(With acknowledgements to London "Daily Herald".)