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Workers constructing the Boulevard (Susso Drive)

1930s. Workers constructing the Boulevard (Susso Drive)

ID: 8360
Copyright: library does not own image (image on public access)
Org ID: RL 98

Description: Image held by Richmond Library, copy provided by the Herald newspaper. In the foreground of the photograph men are pushing wheelbarrows full of soil and rocks along the unmade road, in the background other men are digging an embankment with crowbars. During the Depression, unemployed men were required to labour on construction or improvement projects in order to receive sustenance (principally food rations). The Yarra Boulevard was built by sustenance workers and hence it was known as 'Susso Drive'.
Subject: economic depression

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