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Baking on Sundays Petition 1979

Public Record Office Victoria1979-07-04

Public Record Office Victoria (State Archives of Victoria, Australia)

Public Record Office Victoria (State Archives of Victoria, Australia)

Presented by Jeffrey Kennett MP
In 1857, bakers petitioned Parliament to prohibit Sunday baking so that they could observe the Christian Sabbath. In this petition, 120 years later, residents of Melbourne complained that some large Melbourne bakeries had stopped making fresh bread on Sundays. They reminded MPs that legislation permitted the baking and distributing of ‘Sunday bread’ and requested that action be taken to ensure that it remained available.

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  • Title: Baking on Sundays Petition 1979
  • Creator: Public Record Office Victoria
  • Date Created: 1979-07-04
  • Provenance: PROV VPRS 3253/P0 Unit 108
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