Sketching Brunswick Street, Fitzroy: It started with the Belvidere Hotel and the 8 hour day
Fitzroy Library Exhibition 13 Nov 2020 to 31 Jan 2021: Display Case 1
I began drawing Brunswick Street at the corner of Victoria Parade in January 2019, starting with the three storey building once known as the Belvidere Hotel. It doesn’t seem to have changed much since 1864,, at least on the outside, although I do wonder what those men with top hats were up to! Old news articles suggest scandalous behaviour and it is where union members started their fight for the 8 hour working day.
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