[Episode 12 | 1898 : Rowley]
Rowley and Tom Müller visit Mr Merry when he is convening a meeting of the newly formed Labor Party. They are discussing the development of a new brickworks and are concerned with protecting the rights, health and safety of workers. Rowley and his mother discuss Rowley's father and his employment at the brickworks.
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The Australian Labor Party (ALP) is Australia's oldest political party, having celebrated its centenary in 1991. It is one of a small group of genuine political labor parties around the world which affiliate trade unions, incorporating them into the structure of the party. From its inception, the ALP has been a party for the working class, supporting the rights of Australian workers.