Labour Day in 2017 falls on the 2nd of October in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and South Australia.
Labour Day in Australia falls on different dates in different regions. In 2017 the 2nd of October is Labour Day for the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and South Australia.
These images show celebrations of the day in the state of Queensland.
The Turkish Hospital in Damascus on 1 October 1918, shortly after the entry of the Australian 4th Light Horse Regiment.
To read more about this complicated point in Syrian and Middle Eastern history, you can begin HERE.
Dancing in the streets in Australia in 1945, after six years of war.
After spending sixty-five hours trapped in freezing conditions in the rubble of the Thredbo landslide, Stuart Diver was pulled alive from his collapsed ski lodge on the evening of the 2nd of August, 1997.
Eighteen people, including Diver’s wife, were killed when the land at the New South Wales, Australia ski resort collapsed, sending over 1000 tonnes of earth and debris down on top of the village.
Despite his discovery providing hope more survivors might be found, Diver was the last person found alive in the rubble.
Diver’s second wife also died, of cancer in 2015.
At 11:35pm on the 30th of July, 1997, a landslide hit the ski village of Thredbo in New South Wales, Australia.
Eighteen people were killed as two ski lodges were destroyed by over 1000 tonnes of earth and debris.
Famously, ski instructor Stuart Diver survived in the freezing conditions of a collapsed building until his rescue on the evening of the 2nd of August. His wife Sally was beside him in the wreckage but drowned when she became trapped in a depression that filled with water.
Designed as a marketplace, the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney, Australia opened on the 21st of July, 1898.
The building was designed in Victorian Romanesque style by Scottish-born architect George McRae, and constructed between 1893 and 1898.
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More than a thousand guests attended a ball on the night of the building’s opening, where Sydney’s Lord Mayor, Matthew Harris, gave a speech.
The Sydney icon survived twentieth-century discussions of remodelling and even demolition, and today is a popular tourist attraction and shopping destination.