Life was tough in the nineteenth century. Too few laws existed to protect workers from exploitation, by modern standards people worked very hard and the laundry union did not yet exist. Sometimes, however, the laws seemed to make no sense. In this case, reported in the Argus, Wednesday 10 March 1897, p7, a laundry worker was prosecuted for working overtime. Strange days indeed…

laundry Fitzroy history - prosecuted for doing too much laundry

Fitzroy history – prosecuted for doing too much laundry

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