Sydney Eight Hours Day – 1905

From the Sydney Newspaper the Australian Star 30 Sep 1905 p. 6.
Mr. Marshall, of the Sir Joseph Banks Hotel and pleasure grounds, Botany, announces that his popular resort will be opened, wet or fine, on Eight Hours Day. Amusements will be provided for both old and young, and picnic parties will be able to obtain hot water free of charge.

A full string band will supply the music, for the dancing in the large pavilion. In connection with the holiday improved services will be in force on all tramway lines on Monday next, including a 13 minutes' service on La Perouse line, Workmen's fares will be cancelled on all lines.

A special service will, be run to the Agricultural Ground, commencing at 9.10 a.m. The Railway Commissioners notify that, commencing Tuesday next 3rd October, alterations will be made In the Coogee, Waverley-Bondi, Cleveland-street, and Dulwich Hill lines Time-tables.

The music for the Eight Hours Demonstration will be one of the features of the day. The band of the Professional Musicians' Association (60 performers) will lead the procession, and will play a march specially arranged for the occasion, by Mr. S, Thompson, also the song "The Man in the Overalls," arranged for the band by one of the members.

There will be two bands on the ground during the day, one playing in the main stand, and the other in the Federal, stand, A popular, programme has besn arranged, including excerpts from Joe Slater's songs arranged by W. Jiffkins.

The s.s. Namol, 1414 tons, will leave the Newcastle and Hunter River S.S. Co.'s wharf, foot of Market-street, on Monday, October 11, Eight Hours Day, at 10 a.m., for Cowan Bay, Hawkesbury River. The s.s. Sydney, 634 tons, will also, leave the same wharf for Newport. Excursionists will be landed for about three hours; arriving in Sydney about 6 p.m. Luncheon and refresh, menu can he obtained on board at moderate rates. Professional Musicians' string band engaged, Return fare, 3s.

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