Kōrero: Weekends

Early Closing Association protest advertisement, 1879

Early Closing Association protest advertisement, 1879

This 1879 advertisement by the Drapers' and Clothiers' Early Closing Association calls on workers to shop before 6 p.m. on Saturdays. As Saturday was pay day for most workers, Saturday night was a big shopping night, with many shops staying open until after 11 p.m. Shop workers and their supporters formed Early Closing Associations, with the aim of reducing the long hours shop assistants had to work on Saturdays.

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National Library of New Zealand, Papers Past
Reference: Evening Post, 12 December 1879, p. 3

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Peter Clayworth, 'Weekends - Saturday – pay day, work day, half-holiday', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/document/39783/early-closing-association-protest-advertisement-1879 (accessed 31 July 2021)

He kōrero nā Peter Clayworth, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013