Banner for United Operative Masons of Melbourne

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Title

Banner for United Operative Masons of Melbourne

Subject

stone mason, stone masons, mason, stone, stone masonry, stonemason, trade union, trade unionism, unionism, unions, working class, labour, work, politics, activism, trade procession, procession, processions, trade, parade, banner, banners

Description

An image of a medieval-style embellished banner for the United Operative Masons of Melbourne, Victoria. The banner commemorates the 8 hour day Labor Movement, with the 3 men around the triangle symbolising 8 hours of work, 8 hours of recreation and 8 hours of rest. The Labor Movement drew on a symbolic continuity with ideas about medieval guilds - in the organisation of workers into fraternities - and on chivalric codes of conduct - in its concern with the plight of workers and with fighting to protect those most vulnerable to exploitation.

Creator

Unknown

Source

State Library of Victoria

Publisher

Hugh George for Wilson and MacKinnon

Date

14 June, 1873

Rights

State Library of Victoria

Format

Hyperlink; Print: Wood Engraving

Language

English

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Citation

“Banner for United Operative Masons of Melbourne,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed August 26, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/55.