Mounted photograph of the Toowoomba Eight Hour Day Anniversary Union Committee in 1914.

Part of a collection relating to Australian trade unions and the Eight Hour Day. The Eight Hour Day march commemorated a successful protest march held on April 21, 1856 by Victorian stonemasons and other members of the building trades. The protest resulted in an agreement by the Victorian Government to ensure all workers on public sites had an eight hour working day. In recognition of the significance of this achievement, April 21 was made a public holiday in 1879 and commemorative marches were held each year from 1879 until 1951. The Eight Hour Day holiday was renamed Labour Day in 1934. In 1955 the Labour Day march and celebrations were replaced by Moomba celebrations.

Description of Content

Group of 24 men and one girl posing behind a curtained wall. The men are wearing an Eight Hour Day tasselled ribbon on the lapel of their jackets. The girl wears a sash and crown with the number eight on it. Along the bottom are the names of the men posing, but not the child.

Physical Description

Framed black and white photograph.

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