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85800
  • Title
    Group of boys with carts and hessian bags full of discarded wood blocks on Cooks River Road near St Peters station
  • Creator
  • Call number
    Home and Away - 12141
  • Level of description
    item
  • Date

    22/4/1935
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    85800
  • Physical Description
    Photographs - 1 film photonegative (copied from original nitrate photonegative) - 35 mm.
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright:
    Please acknowledge:: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Published Information
    Published in 'Its An III Wind', The Labor Daily (Sydney, NSW), April 4, 1935, 8.
  • Description source

    Title devised by cataloguer and based on article in the Labor Daily, 4 April 1935, 8
  • Variant title

    Formerly titled 'Block boys at St Peters'
  • General note

    Digital order no:hood_12141
    Wood blocks were widely used in Sydney for street paving by municipal councils from the 1890s. By the early 1930s councils started ripping up the worn wood blocks on some roads and replacing them with asphalt or concrete, often in large-scale Depression-era programs that provided employment for out-of-work men.

    Reference:
    Megan Hicks, 'Spotlight', Openbook, Summer 2022, 73-74
  • Alphanumeric designations

    Original item no. NCY33/531
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