Unique IDAY-0079DescriptionAdministration of relief work for unemployed citizens, especially over the Christmas period, in a scheme that persisted during the period 1907-1969 (for the City of Sydney) and which was also active in at least some other municipalities (Paddington in the 1920s for example).
This activity also includes the long standing C19 / early C20 practice of reserving for City of Sydney Aldermen a role in choosing employees for entry-level positions within the Council, as for menial positions such as 'block boys', as a means of unofficial social welfare and for political patronage. The date ranges for this practice are subject to research.
The Electric Lighting Department made the decision to hire returned soldier trainees in August 1920 (see the Minutes of the Electric Lighting Commitee - CRS 14/13).
On 12 October 1964 the Finance Committee discussed the question of employment of an aboriginal youth as an apprentice [CRS 11/44].
CreationResolution of Council 26 Nov 1907.
Council agreed to provide relief work for unemployed citizens over the Christmas season. (renewed annually until 1969).
Creation/abolition mandates for other municipalities have not been researched.AbolitionRoC 17 November 1969.
Relief work scheme replaced by a donation to leading City charities.
Start date26th November 1907Start date qualifierbyEnd date17th November 1969End date qualifierbyRelationship legacy dataRELATED TO: Community services and facilities FN-0013 (26/11/1907 to 17/11/1969)
RELATED TO: Charitable aid FN-0007 (26/11/1907 to 17/11/1969)