Monday, 4 November 2013

1913 Great Strike

It is a hundred years since the Great Strike took place and the Labour History Project are coordinating a series of events and lectures in Wellington, including Sunday morning guided walks through downtown Wellington. More details can be found at

The Freedom Shop has several books and zines, both about the Great Strike and the events surrounding it, including Revolution: The 1913 Great Strike in New Zealand. Edited by Melanie Nolan, Revolution came out of a 2003 conference organised by the then Trade Union History Project to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the strike.

Other books and zines of particular interest to those wanting more information about the Great Strike, include Peter Steiner's Industrial Unionism, a pamphlet about the IWW community in New Zealand in the early 1900s, and Jared Davidson's Sewing Freedom: Philip Josephs, Transnationalism & Early New Zealand Anarchism. 

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