A competitor's pass to the Eight Hours Sports celebrations at the Melbourne Exhibition Building, 26 April 1920.

The Eight Hour Day celebrations were the forerunner of the modern Labour Day and celebrated the achievement of an eight hour working day in Victoria. On the public holiday there were marches from Trades Hall to the Exhibition Buildings where exhibitions would be held, such as the sports demonstration evidenced by this pass. In 1920 the Eight Hour Day was still celebrated on the closest Monday to April 21 in remembrance of the first march of workers from the University of Melbourne to Parliament. Eight Hour Day parades were the biggest public processions in Melbourne for many years.

Physical Description

A rectangular cardboard pass with attached string. Cardboard has a hole, presumably punched when the competitor entered the event

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