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Labour History

The Gold Rush was on and workers were walking off their jobs and sailors were jumping ship... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
platypus150
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Melbourne, Australia
lovely little park

Situated in a tiny little park down from trade hall and near the old melbourne gaol is this pretty... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2018
JohnG3121
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Jul 22, 2018
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Jul 5, 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

The Gold Rush was on and workers were walking off their jobs and sailors were jumping ship. Bargaining power was in their hands. The slogan was: "8 hours to work, 8 hours to play, 8 hours to sleep, and 8 bob a day". The last...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Situated in a tiny little park down from trade hall and near the old melbourne gaol is this pretty little park that is a great spot for a photo especially during autumn. the monument honours the workers who fought for the 8 hour day. 8...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
...More
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