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Labour Day Nsw

Construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, January 1930 from Loftus Street Circular Quay, Sydney


Three women spinning wool to knit socks for soldiers during World War I - Tenterfield, NSW, ca. 1915 / photographer unknown by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr


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.

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)


Bogey Hole, Newcastle, Australia - Used to go swimming here with Loz, was fantastic!


This was the reality for the thousands of convicts that would make their way to Australia. As slavery was outlawed, the U.K. needed a new source of free labor and found that using criminals was a great way to obtain free labor, lower the crime rate in the motherland, and hopefully keep convicts out of trouble.

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Augustus Earle (1793-1838), A government jail gang, Sydney, N S Wales, 1830. In an age of Enlightenment, this proved to be Britain's most interesting innovative and successful social experiements. Yes, you can mix races and social classes and still build a brilliant society. But then, I'm Australian, so I'm biased.


Eight Hour Day (Labour Day) March, Sydney, 1 October 1956. Photograph by Ern McQuillan. Australian Photographic Agency collection, State Library of New South Wales: