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Poster - Town of Northcote Public Meeting, Work for Unemployed, 17 Feb 1894 Document Reg. No: SH 931105

Poster announcing a public meeting of rate payers in Northcote, to urge the Government of Victoria to provide work for the unemployed, held at Northcote Town Hall on 17 February 1894.

The meeting was chaired by the Mayor of Northcote, William Hutton, and speakers included Sir Graham Berry and D. Methven, members of the Victorian Legislative Assembly.

Northcote, a working-class suburb in the late 19th century, was hard-hit by the 1890's depression. Reports of the meeting indicate a clear view that the government, both colonial and local, had a responsibility to alleviate the suffering of the unemployed and to provide work. A report of the meeting appeared in The Age, 28 February 1894.

The brickworks in Northcote were one of the first industries to feel the full impact of the slump in building activity.
A poster on yellowing paper on which are stencilled the words, in black.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 44.00 cm (Width), 55.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: economic depression 1890s, town halls, unemployment
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST
Secondary Classification: Industrial Relations
Tertiary Classification: posters
Inscriptions: Text: TOWN OF NORTHCOTE / PUBLIC MEETING / I hereby convene a PUBLIC MEETING of Ratepayers / of the Town to be held in the Town Hall, Northcote, / on / TUESDAY, FEB. 27,/ At 8 p.m./ For the Purpose of urging upon the Government the / necessity of Re-Opening Parliament on an early date with / a view to devise some means to PROVIDE WORK for / the UNEMPLOYED during the coming Winter. / WILLIAM HUTTON, Mayor./ Town Hall, Northcote, 17th Feb., 1894. / WHALLEY BROS., PRINT., NORTHCOTE.
Printer: Whalley Bros., Northcote, Victoria, Australia, 1894
Person Named: William Hutton, Northcote, Victoria, Australia, 1894

Mayer of Northcote, & convenor of meeting.
Place & Date Used: Northcote, Victoria, Australia, 1894

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