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Negative - Equal Pay Protest, Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, 20 Feb 1969 Image Reg. No: MM 054972

Summary:
Black and white negative depicting a group of five female council workers and one man outside the Melbourne Town Hall protesting for equal pay for women on 20 February 1969. 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.
Description:
Black and white negative.
Description Of Content:
Group of five female council workers, and one man, carrying banners and placards demanding equal pay for equal work.
Acknowledgement:
Laurie Richards Collection, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

More information

Tagged with: women s issues, banners, trade unions, signage, women s work, employment, gender issues, protests, government workers, placards, council workers, women s movement, workers rights
Themes this item is part of: Laurie Richards Studio, Photographer, Melbourne, Victoria, Laurie Richards Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Trade Union Movement in Australia
Primary Classification: POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST
Secondary Classification: Sexual Politics
Format: Negative: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: City of Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 20 Feb 1969
Photographer: Laurie Richards Studio, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 20 Feb 1969

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