Female Servant’s Revolt

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Title

Female Servant’s Revolt

Subject

Melbourne 888, Eight-hour day movement, freedom of labour, women servants, Peasants Revolt, revolution, Melbourne, Eight hour day, working class, labour, work, labourer, worker

Description

This illustration is an early reference to the beginnings of the eight-hour movement. One of the first marches took place in Melbourne in 1856, when the Stonemasons working on the build of the University of Melbourne, marched to Parliament protesting their long hours and harsh working conditions. It echoes the Peasants’ Revolt in the late fourteenth-century when, after the plague, workers threatened to give their labour to the highest bidder, and move to different regions. [HH]

Creator

Poss. ‘Tom’ Carrington

Source

Punch Magazine, Melbourne

Publisher

Punch Magazine, Melbourne

Date

28 April 1859

Rights

Punch Magazine, Melbourne

Format

Newspaper Illustration; Hyperlink

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Citation

“Female Servant’s Revolt,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed March 20, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/252.