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Raymond de Berquelle

Paperboys, Market Street [Sydney], 1969 / photographed by Raymond de Berquelle

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These paperboys in Market Street earned pocket money after school, selling the Sydney afternoon newspapers Sun and Mirror to city workers on their way home. Remarkably, the law in New South Wales does not prescribe a minimum age for working. In fact, until the Industrial Relations (Child Employment) Act 2006, there were no laws in the State governing working hours or minimum pay for children.