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Faith and fairness in Tolpuddle

Queensland Synod Moderator, Rev David Baker on a tour of the western part of Central Queensland Presbytery. Photo by Dianne Jensen.

After see-sawing for a couple of years, from 2016 we’re back to celebrating Labour Day in May. It got me thinking about the church’s connection to the union movement. One of our founding tradition’s connections goes back to Tolpuddle, in Dorset, England. In the early 1800s, there was a trend of consolidation of land holdings by wealthy landholders that was ...

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