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.

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.

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

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

#Celebrating #LabourDay with the sensationally tasty #labour of #LocalProducers: fresh #brioche from the legendary #CrèmeBrûlée #Patisserie in #BellevueHill, in #Sydney, with #HandCrafted #butter by #PepeSaya from #Tempe in #NSW, and triple cream #brie by #Crémeux from the #AdelaideHills in #SouthAustralia, paired with a #pear #cider by #MaggieBeer from the #BarossaValley ... Happy Labour Day #LongWeekend @PepeSaya, @CremeuxCheese, and @Maggie_Beer! #LocalProduce #gourmet #Australia

#Celebrating #LabourDay with the sensationally tasty #labour of #LocalProducers: fresh #brioche from the legendary #CrèmeBrûlée #Patisserie in #BellevueHill, in #Sydney, with #HandCrafted #butter by #PepeSaya from #Tempe in #NSW, and triple cream #brie by #Crémeux from the #AdelaideHills in #SouthAustralia, paired with a #pear #cider by #MaggieBeer from the #BarossaValley ... Happy Labour Day #LongWeekend @PepeSaya, @CremeuxCheese, and @Maggie_Beer! #LocalProduce #gourmet #Australia

'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

'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

Wellington NSW Labour Day parade with float of Boilermakers

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.

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.

'State enterprise for the people'. Meat truck belonging to State Meat Supply Company decorated for Labour Day procession. Chermside QLD, undated. At Work and Play collection, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=394945. Digital order no.: bcp_06994.

'State enterprise for the people'. Meat truck belonging to State Meat Supply Company decorated for Labour Day procession. Chermside QLD, undated. At Work and Play collection, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=394945. Digital order no.: bcp_06994.

Construction Licences & Training Courses NSW - Hunter Labour Hire

Construction Licences & Training Courses NSW - Hunter Labour Hire

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

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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