Negative - Protest for Increased Federal Funding for Education, Melbourne, 1960s Image Reg. No: MM 54629

Black and white negative depicting a group of male and female education workers carrying banners and placards in a protest march. They are protesting for increased federal funding, the march took place in the Melbourne CBD in the 1960s.This image is one of approximately 85,000 negatives from the Laurie Richards Collection taken by the Melbourne based Laurie Richards Studio between the 1950s -1970s.

Laurie Richards was a professional photographer who began his career as a photo-journalist, in 1953, he opened his own business and set up a photographic studio at his home in Alphington. At its peak, in the late 1960s, the Laurie Richards Studio was one of Melbourne's pre-eminent commercial photographic studios, employing twelve photographers.
Black and white negative.
Description Of Content:
Group of male and female education workers carrying banners and placards in a protest march, they are marching past a hotel.
Laurie Richards Collection, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: trade unions, motor cars, hotels, shops, churches, teachers, marchers, street marches, political protests, protests, placards
Themes this item is part of: Laurie Richards Studio, Photographer, Melbourne, Victoria, Laurie Richards Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADE UNIONS
Secondary Classification: Education
Tertiary Classification: protest rallies
Format: Negative: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1960-1970
Photographer: Laurie Richards Studio, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1960-1970


Carolyn Masel Posted on 05 Jul 2014 12:26 AM
The hotel the protesters are walking past is the Southern Cross Hotel. Famously ugly, but where the Beatles stayed and from where Mick Jagger is reputed to have thrown a TV from the window.

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