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 Fish Board: Eat More Fish – 1940.
State Butcheries: the People’s Business – 1920.
Brisbane in 1928
Preparing a float in Brisbane in 1940.
This issue of The Queenslander, a now-discontinued illustrated weekly magazine in Australia, is from the 5th of April, 1928.
This edition is Easter-themed; in 1928 Good Friday fell the following day, on the 6th of the month.
Mount Mayon in the Philippines has erupted many times over the centuries. In 1814 it killed several thousand people.
Here it is photographed erupting on the 21st of July, 1928.
The Mayon Volcano in the Philippines has erupted numerous times, but the worst event took place on the 1st of February, 1814.
Many decades later (though the actual date is unknown) the 18th-century Franciscan Cagsawa church was still standing (though badly damaged). The ruins have since disintegrated significantly.
The disaster killed between 1200 and 2200 people, with different records stating wildly different numbers.
Since then, the volcano has erupted a number of times, including in July 1928, photographed above.
Steamboat Willie, a Disney animation that is credited with making Mickey and Minnie Mouse famous, premiered on the 18th of November, 1928. It was the first Disney cartoon to have synchronised sound.
The 50th anniversary poster. 1978.
Duntroon Military College cadets on parade at Old Parliament House on Anzac Day, Canberra, 1928.
Images from the old days of the St. James’s Gate (Guinness) Brewery in Dublin, Ireland.