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Negative - Protest Meeting, Melbourne, Victoria, 1970 Image Reg. No: MM 57321

Black and white negative depicting a large group of manufacturing workers attending a protest meeting in a hall about pay rates. A number of workers are standing along the walls holding placards. 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.
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Large group of manufacturing workers attending a protest meeting in a hall, some men are seated in rows, others stand against the wall of the room.
Laurie Richards Collection, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: trade unions, chairs, motor cars, manufacturing workers, halls, protests, meetings, 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: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970
Photographer: Laurie Richards Studio, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970

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