EPISODE 9: ‘Treachery and Treason’
A series of factory fires in Sydney in 1916 leads to a full-blown treason trial.
The case of the ‘IWW Twelve’ sees a dozen local members of a radical worldwide movement caught in a perfect political storm.
This episode is a sequel to Episode 1: A Dagger at the Heart of Society.
Storyteller: Dr Stephen Gray, Monash Law School
Hosts: Dr Melissa Castan & James Pattison
Topics for law nerds: Criminal law, jury trials, juries, police corruption, royal commissions, police powers, separation of powers
Music in this episode:
All tracks by Podington Bear:
- 'Elephants on Parade'
Learn more about the I.W.W.
‘Death Cults’, Murdering a Police Officer, and the First World War by Dr Stephen Gray (Alternative Law Journal)
Enemy Within? The Wobblies by Nerida Campbell (Sydney Living Museums)
The Sydney Twelve — treason, conspiracy and conscription in Australia 1916 by Dr Barry York (Museum of Australian Democracy Blog)