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Eight Hour Day processions and other expressions of workers' rights. From the collections of the State Library of New South Wales.
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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.

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.

Eight Hour Day poster issued by Eight Hour Demonstration Committee, 1884. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=430870. Digital order number: a762011.

Eight Hour Day poster issued by Eight Hour Demonstration Committee, 1884. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=430870. Digital order number: a762011.

The Watchmen, Caretakers, Cleaners Union of N.S.W. marches at the  Eight Hour Day Demonstration, Sydney, 1915. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=430901

The Watchmen, Caretakers, Cleaners Union of N.S.W. marches at the Eight Hour Day Demonstration, Sydney, 1915. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=430901

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

Rear view of the Federated Society of Boilermakers, Iron & Steel Shipbuilders of Australia banner that is located at the State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=430961. Digital order no.: a928322.

Rear view of the Federated Society of Boilermakers, Iron & Steel Shipbuilders of Australia banner that is located at the State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=430961. Digital order no.: a928322.

Australian Society of Progressive Carpenters and Joiners banner at the Eight Hour Day demonstration, Sydney, circa 1910s. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=431507. Digital order no.: a3860001.

Australian Society of Progressive Carpenters and Joiners banner at the Eight Hour Day demonstration, Sydney, circa 1910s. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=431507. Digital order no.: a3860001.

'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.

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

Certificate presented by the Sydney Eight Hours & Labor Demonstration Committee to the Wicker, Pithcane, & Bamboo Workers Union, 1925. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=430870

Certificate presented by the Sydney Eight Hours & Labor Demonstration Committee to the Wicker, Pithcane, & Bamboo Workers Union, 1925. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=430870

Poster for Eight Hour Day demonstration and art union, Sydney, 2 October 1905. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=430870

Poster for Eight Hour Day demonstration and art union, Sydney, 2 October 1905. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=430870


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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

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

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

Poster for Eight Hour Day demonstration and art union, Sydney, 2 October 1905. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=430870

Poster for Eight Hour Day demonstration and art union, Sydney, 2 October 1905. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=430870

Eight Hour Day procession in Coffs Harbour NSW, 1919. At Work and Play collection, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=389718

Eight Hour Day procession in Coffs Harbour NSW, 1919. At Work and Play collection, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=389718

The Watchmen, Caretakers, Cleaners Union of N.S.W. marches at the  Eight Hour Day Demonstration, Sydney, 1915. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=430901

The Watchmen, Caretakers, Cleaners Union of N.S.W. marches at the Eight Hour Day Demonstration, Sydney, 1915. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=430901

Certificate presented by the Sydney Eight Hours & Labor Demonstration Committee to the Wicker, Pithcane, & Bamboo Workers Union, 1925. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=430870

Certificate presented by the Sydney Eight Hours & Labor Demonstration Committee to the Wicker, Pithcane, & Bamboo Workers Union, 1925. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=430870

Eight Hour Day poster issued by Eight Hour Demonstration Committee, 1884. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=430870. Digital order number: a762011.

Eight Hour Day poster issued by Eight Hour Demonstration Committee, 1884. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=430870. Digital order number: a762011.

Blank certificate from the Sydney Eight Hours & Labor Demonstration Committee, circa 1925. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=430870

Blank certificate from the Sydney Eight Hours & Labor Demonstration Committee, circa 1925. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=430870

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