May Day March - Record of the Month May 2013
May Day March - Record of the Month May 2013 is associated with Corner Spring, Nicholson & Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia located at these coordinates -37.8104620555, 144.972817898
| VPRS 807 Police Inward Correspondence was created as part of the management and administration of the Police Force and as a means of communicating and recording essential matters and information important to the exercises of its law enforcement functions. Matters dealt with concern the administration of the Victoria Police and the exercise of specific functions such as criminal investigation, regulation of motor vehicles and general law enforcement.
This flyer is part of Item A4337 in Unit 7 and contains correspondence reporting on Socialists meetings in Melbourne between 30th April and 22 May 1894. Notable dissidents of the time reviled Members of Parliament as "thieves, scoundrels and criminals in the economic sense of the word", the then-Premier Sir J.B. Patterson as "the champion liar of the colony" and the people of Melbourne as "spineless and without manhood". The unemployed were incited to agitate for better conditions and march on May Day from the statue of Burke and Wills (which, at that time, was situated on the corners of Spring, Nicholson and Lonsdale Streets opposite Parliament House) to take part in a "Monster Demonstration on the South Side of the Yarra Bank.
|VPRS 807/P0000/000007 item A4337|
|VA 724 Victoria Police 1894-ct|
|06 May 1894|
|Event Type:||Political Meeting|
|may day, socialists, workers, unemployed, labor day|