THIS DAY IN HIS­TORY 1932

Wangaratta Chronicle - North East Regional Extra - - News -

WITH the coun­try in the grip of the Great De­pres­sion, gangs of un­em­ployed men haunted rail­way yards, us­ing late night freight trains to move around the dis­trict be­tween Sey­mour and Wodonga.

By mov­ing around, and look­ing for work, they could claim meal al­lowances.

On May 9, 1932, shots were fired by rail­way de­tec­tives in the Wan­garatta Sta­tion yards to pre­vent a gang of men who were camp­ing in the yards from board­ing an overnight freight train.

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