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Banner - United Ironworkers' Assistants Society of Victoria, Ballarat Branch, 1890

This is the banner of the United Ironworkers' Assistants Society of Victoria, Ballarat Branch. The banner consists of a painted canvas panel hanging from a pole. Across the panel on a white background is painted: 'UNITED / IRONWORKERS ASSISTANTS / SOCIETY OF VICTORIA / BALLARAT BRANCH'. On the bottom of the banner is depicted ...

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Banner - Operative Painters' and Decorators' Union of Australasia, Victorian Branch, 1915

This is a large double-sided trade union banner made by W G Dunstan for the Operative Painters' and Decorators' Union of Australasia, Victorian Branch. It consists of a single piece of unprimed canvas, with images painted in oils on both sides. The banner has a red fringe on the bottom and hangs from a metal rod attached ...

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Banner - Operative Painters and Decorators of Australasia, South Australian Branch

This is a painted canvas banner created for the Operative Painters and Decorators of Australasia, South Australian Branch. The banner depicts the female form of Justice, blindfolded and holding balance scales in her left hand while her right hand holds a sword pointing to the ground. Underneath her is written in black outline ...

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Banner - Manufacturing Grocers' Employees' Industrial Union of Victoria, c1911

This is a two-sided banner that was created for the Manufacturing Grocers Employees Industrial Union of Victoria. The banner is painted on both sides with a border of gold and dark blue in the centre. On one side is painted: 'MANUFACTURING / GROCERS / EMPLOYES (sic) / INDUSTRIAL UNION / OF / VICTORIA'. The other side reads: ...

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Banner - Bakers' Carters' Association, South Australian Branch, 1912

This is a two-sided banner painted by Nelson Wood for the Bakers' Carters' Association, South Australian Branch. The first side depicts different types of bread painted on a red background. Underneath the picture is painted in blue lettering 'THE STAFF OF LIFE'. Above and below the bread, 'S . A / BAKERS' / CARTERS' / ASSOCIATION' ...

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Banner of the Australian Tramway Employees Association, Victorian Branch, 1916

This is a double-sided painted canvas banner, made by George Grant. On one side are representations of two uniformed members holding the Association’s emblem aloft, beneath which the Brunswick tram and Municipal tramway are depicted in four separate images. 'THE AUSTRALIAN TRAMWAYS EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION / VICTORIAN BRANCH' ...

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Banner of the Australian Railways Union, Victorian Branch, c1911

This is a double-sided painted canvas banner made by John Hennessey of Carlton, Victoria. The banner is in a worn condition. On the first side is a central image of a steam train surrounded by images of men and allegorical male figures performing tasks done by union members. Near the top of the banner is painted 'AUSTRALIAN ...

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Banner of the Australian Boot Trade Employees Federation, Ballarat Branch, c1905

This is a double-sided painted canvas banner made by Fred Spielvogel for the Australian Boot Trade Employees Federation, Ballarat Branch. The first side has at its centre images of two men with machines associated with bootmaking. On scrolls above and below them is painted 'AUSTRALIAN BOOT TRADE / FEDERATION / BALLARAT ...

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Banner of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers, Blacksmiths, Fitters, Patternmakers, Turners and Machinists, Ballarat Branch, 1890

This is a painted canvas banner made by Kift and Smith. The banner has a scene of mountains and a lake over a pale blue background. On the left is a steam engine and superimposed on the right, a large engine. In the centre, within a shield shape, is a scene of a lake and mountains and the Canadian, Australian and US flags. ...

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Biography: Federation people: Alexander Peacock

Investigate Alexander Peacock's role in the move towards Federation. Examine two different types of biographies of Peacock: one short and the other more detailed. Inspect examples of how he was visually depicted in his time. This learning object is one in a series of objects in the 'Biography: Federation people' series.

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The 1864 eight-hour day demonstration

This is a black-and-white print that shows the eight-hour day demonstration entering the Zoological Gardens (now the Royal Melbourne Zoo) in Melbourne, Victoria. The large procession of people, some carrying banners and flags, can be seen in the background, while in the foreground, several spectators including a few policemen ...

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Processing sultanas for packing, 1920s

This is a black-and-white photograph of 17 women working at four conveyor belts in a packing shed during the 1920s. Wearing white uniforms, aprons and caps, the women are picking out damaged or discoloured fruit as it passes by on the belts, while two male supervisors look on. Machinery operating the conveyor belts can ...

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Washing clothes in an iron tub, c1890s

This is a black-and-white photograph made from a glass negative. It shows a woman washing clothes by hand in a galvanised iron tub outdoors, beside a high fence made from sheets of galvanised iron. A cane laundry basket and washed clothes hanging on a clothes line can be seen.

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Eight-hour day commemorative medallion, 1914

This is a 9-carat gold commemorative medallion, measuring 34 mm x 27 mm x 2 mm. It features a steam locomotive and the words 'FEDERATED AMALGAMATED GOVT. RAILWAY AND TRAMWAY SERVICE ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALASIA' on one face and a railway lantern with 'FIGHT FOR 8 HOUR WORKING DAY' and other wording on the reverse. It is engraved ...

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'The hungry miles', 1955 - part 11 of 12

This is a clip from a black-and-white Australian dramatised documentary titled 'The hungry miles' that outlines the history of unionism among waterside workers and their attempts to maintain and improve working conditions in the early 1950s. It shows men and cars outside the 'Waterside Employment Centre' in Napoleon Street, ...

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'Carving it out' for the eight-hour day in Queensland, 1899

This black-and-white composite image shows the front cover of the 29 April 1899 edition of the Worker newspaper, which features a political illustration of two stonemasons carving a giant figure 8 out of a block of stone. The cover is displayed superimposed on an enlargement of the illustration. Inside the 8 are images ...

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Ivan Kucan and friends eating ice-cream at Bonegilla Migrant Reception and Training Centre, 1950

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Ivan Kucan, third from left, and five other men at Bonegilla Migrant Reception and Training Centre. Three of the group are eating ice-cream. The men are probably resting during a work project.