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

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

The Sydney Model Railway Exhibition is an annual railway modelling exhibition sponsored by the Australian Model Railway Association NSW branch inc.  The annual Sydney Model Railway Exhibition is held each Labour Day long weekend at the Whitlam Leisure Centre in Memorial Avenue Liverpool. (90a Memorial Ave, Liverpool NSW 2170).

The Sydney Model Railway Exhibition is an annual railway modelling exhibition sponsored by the Australian Model Railway Association NSW branch inc. The annual Sydney Model Railway Exhibition is held each Labour Day long weekend at the Whitlam Leisure Centre in Memorial Avenue Liverpool. (90a Memorial Ave, Liverpool NSW 2170).

Wellington NSW Labour Day parade with float of Boilermakers

Wellington NSW Labour Day parade with float of Boilermakers

'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

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.

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