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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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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).

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'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.

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