SA Register 1888 Thurs 26 April Carnival of King Labour

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Title

SA Register 1888 Thurs 26 April Carnival of King Labour

Subject

King Labour, Eight Hours Day celebration Melbourne, tinsmiths’ armour, trade processions, streets celebrations, medieval guilds, references to Ivanhoe, Richard Coeur de Lion, Don Quixote, battle-axes, Friendly Societies’ Gardens, carnival, carnivalesque, labour, worker, work, labourer, class

Description

Report on the Eight Hours Day procession in Melbourne in 1888. The article describes the vivid and essentially working-class flavour of the skilled trades procession and after-picnic in Melbourne. The tinsmiths’ knightly armour invokes literary and historical figures of the past. The novel Ivanhoe was set in the twelfth century but was written by Sir Walter Scott in the early nineteenth century; Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes is a seventeenth-century novel. Richard the Lionheart or Richard I of England was a twelfth-century warrior king. The author’s idea about what constitutes ‘the medieval’ is heavily mediated by popular fictions and depictions of their time.

Creator

E.D.C. South Australian Register

Source

National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47270284

Date

26 April 1888

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Report; Hyperlink

Language

English

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Citation

“SA Register 1888 Thurs 26 April Carnival of King Labour,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed January 19, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/270.