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Negative - Crowds Watching Labour Day Procession, Ballarat, Victoria, 1926 Image Reg. No: MM 000381

Negative showing a crowd watching a Labour Day procession in Ballarat in 1926.

This item is part of a collection relating to Australian trade unions and the Eight Hour Day movement. Action taken by stonemasons on 21 April 1856 led to the establishment of the Eight Hour Day, with the government agreeing that workers employed on public works should enjoy an eight hour day with no loss of pay. It was a world first and became emblematic of the rights of labour. In recognition of the significance of this achievement, April 21 was made a public holiday in 1879 and commemorative marches were held each year from 1879 until 1951. The Eight Hour Day holiday was renamed Labour Day in 1934. In 1955 the Labour Day march and celebrations were replaced by Moomba celebrations.
Black and white negative
Description Of Content:
Crowds watching the Labour Day procession. There is a horse and cart on the right while a tram is stopped on the left.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from R. Holmes, 1985
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

More information

Tagged with: 8 hours day celebrations, advertising, cable trams, ceremonies, horsedrawn vehicles, labour day, parades, trade unions, women s clothing, 8 hours day movement, making history - eight hour day
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Eight Hour Day
Tertiary Classification: parades & street festivals
Organisations Depicted: Labour Day Procession; 8 Hour Day
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 1926
Creator: Jane Holmes, 1926

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