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This article from Brisbane publication The Worker rebukes derisive comments published by a London journalist mocking Australia’s legislation concerning workers as a reversion to medieval trade laws. Responding to McKenzie’s quip that…

The writer credits the craft guilds of medieval England for the eight-hour system, including the Saturday half-holiday. The latter was supposed to be devoted to archery practice, which eventually ensured English mastery of the bow and arrow and their…

This photograph from the West Australian shows a mason carving a crocket on a stone pinnacle during the building of St. Mary’s Cathedral in East Perth in 1929. The caption accompanying the photograph likens his work to that of a medieval guild…

A list of the Guilds which the members of the Lochac Region (within the Society for Creative Anachronism) can join. Some of the Guilds include: Brewers, Vintners and Imbibers Guild Broiderers Guild Lohac Cooks' Guild Royal Guild of…

This article from The Argus newspaper provides a report of an Eight Hours procession through the streets of Melbourne in 1887, during which at least 50 different trades were represented. It makes note of the increasing size and elaborateness of the…