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Labour Day Nsw

Labour Day, also known as Eight Hours Day in Tasmania and May Day in the Northern Territory, commemorates the granting of the eight-hour working day for Australians.

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Eight Hour Day (Labour Day) March, Sydney, 1 October 1956. Photograph by Ern McQuillan. Australian Photographic Agency collection, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=72676

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'Australia first vote Labor'. Australian Labor Party float in the annual Labour Day procession, Sydney, 4 October 1937. Sam Hood collection, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=36371. Digital order no.: hood_31958

Wellington NSW Labour Day parade with float of Boilermakers

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Children line up for a cup of soup and a slice of bread in 1934 during the depression (photo from State Library of NSW - NKCR)

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Workers demand a 44-hour working week. Labour Day march, Sydney, circa 1926. Sam Hood collection, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=6384. Digital order no.: hood_03741

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Families watch the Labour Day procession, Sydney, circa 1926. Sam Hood collection, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=6382. Digital order no. hood_03739.

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