Black and white negative depicting a woman at a lectern inside 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

Woman addressing a meeting of to demand equal pay for women at the Melbourne Town Hall. There are men and women seated behind and around her with signs and placards on the walls.

Physical Description

Black and white negative.

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