Issue 2 (2010) pp. 79-108 - Politics and meaning: Melbourne’s Eight Hours Day and Anzac Day, 1928-1935 / Kyla Cassells
The public commemoration of particular days can have an impact on public consciousness. This article considers the commemoration of Anzac Day and the Eight Hours Day during the Great Depression. It explores how these days were used by Trades Hall, the Australian Labor Party, and the Returned Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Imperial League of Australia to perpetuate political agendas. It also considers the contestation of these days by various groups, including the Communist Party; women; the unemployed,...[Show more]
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