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Thumbnail from title in Labour Day Collection | NZ On Screen
Thumbnail from title in Labour Day Collection | NZ On Screen
Thumbnail from title in Labour Day Collection | NZ On Screen
Thumbnail from title in Labour Day Collection | NZ On Screen
Thumbnail from title in Labour Day Collection | NZ On Screen
Thumbnail from title in Labour Day Collection | NZ On Screen
Thumbnail from title in Labour Day Collection | NZ On Screen
Thumbnail from title in Labour Day Collection | NZ On Screen
Thumbnail from title in Labour Day Collection | NZ On Screen
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Labour Day Collection

Labour Day Collection

  • Why do we celebrate Labour Day?

    The Labour Day Act of 1899 created a statutory public holiday on the second Wednesday in October. Find out why at NZHistory.net.
  • “It must be on these terms or none at all”

    Read the world-leading story of Samuel Parnell's fight for the eight-hour working day in the New Zealand Dictionary of Biography.
  • “There are twenty-four hours per day given us ...

    "... eight of these should be for work, eight for sleep, and the remaining eight for recreation and in which for men to do what little things they want for themselves ...”
    Carpenter Samuel Parnell working out his vision for working life in the new settlement, 1840