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De Berquelle, Raymond

Workmen and various occupations, 1960s / photographed by Raymond de Berquelle

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During Sydney's building boom of the 1960s, membership of the NSW Builders Labourers' Federation rose from 4000 to 10000 in just two years. At that time, dogmen were killed in one year in the 1970s. Today, dogmen still sling loads, but they control crane movement from the ground by two-way radio.