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Negative - Protest Outside Patons Brakes, Bentleigh East, Victoria, 14 Mar 1973 Image Reg. No: MM 056084

Summary:
Black and white negative depicting a group of manufacturing workers and their families carrying placards as part of a protest meeting outside a Patons Brakes, motor car component factory, in Bentleigh East, on 14 March 1973. The protest is over wage levels. 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 manufacturing workers and their families carrying placards as part of a protest meeting outside a factory.
Acknowledgement:
Laurie Richards Collection, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: trade unions, factories, motor cars, manufacturing workers, flags, parades, prams, 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: Manufacturing
Tertiary Classification: protest rallies
Format: Negative: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Bentleigh East, Victoria, Australia, 14 Mar 1973
Photographer: Laurie Richards Studio, Bentleigh East, Victoria, Australia, 14 Mar 1973

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