TAG

Essential Work

ARTIFACT

Convoy’s Wharf

TIME

1869, ongoing

CAUSE OF CLOSURE

(neo)colonialism

Disputes over Convoy’s Wharf continue, with Rupert Murdoch having sold the site to Hutchison Whampoa and Cheung Kong Holdings, conglomerates owned by Li Ka Shing, one of the richest billionaires in the world. Two listed structures remain, though the area is marked by extractive nostalgia and the effects of racial capitalism.

ARCHIVAL  FICTIONS

From Saving the Boss inThe Workers Dreadnought (17/12/1921): 'They ask you to be enthusiastic about what they are doing to save Capitalism, fellow-worker, but as a matter of fact, your interest, and the interest of civilisation, is all the other way. [...]  A breakdown in the Capitalist system would provide the workers with their chance of liberation from the slavery of Capitalism.’

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