Black and white negative depicting a group of five female council workers and one man outside the Melbourne Town Hall protesting for equal pay for women on 20 February 1969. This image is one of approximately 85,000 negatives from the Laurie Richards Collection taken by the Melbourne based Laurie Richards Studio between the 1950s -1970s.

Laurie Richards was a professional photographer who began his career as a photo-journalist, in 1953, he opened his own business and set up a photographic studio at his home in Alphington. At its peak, in the late 1960s, the Laurie Richards Studio was one of Melbourne's pre-eminent commercial photographic studios, employing twelve photographers.

Description of Content

Group of five female council workers, and one man, carrying banners and placards demanding equal pay for equal work.

Physical Description

Black and white negative.

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