Welcome to the website of the Labour History Project (LHP), the only national organisation dedicated to fostering New Zealand labour history and cultivating an important part of our collective memory.
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The November issue of the LHP Bulletin is now available and features articles on the William Ranstead and the Clarion Settlers; The Petone Workingmen’s Club; The Ripapa Affair & The Passive Resisters’ Union and Another World is Possible Winning Essays.
Congratulations to the winners of the “Another World is Possible Essay Competition”, Adam Driver (Over 19) and Alexandra Orr (Under 19). Their essays, as well as the runner-ups Francisco Hernandez and Molly Pottinger-Coombes are available to read here.
The Labour History Project is pleased to announce the 2015 Rona Bailey Memorial Lecture on the 16th November 2015 at Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School, where Graeme Clarke will speak on “What is to be Done?”.
The Labour History Project is delighted to be working again with the Wellington Museum and the Alexander Turnbull Library to organise the 2015 People’s History Symposium which this year examines the topic: Education in Aotearoa New Zealand – for freedom or conformity?
The August issue of the LHP Bulletin is now available and features articles on workplace culture and union militancy in the freezing works, New Zealand’s colonial adventures in Samoa, the Passive Resisters’ Union and much more!
Part two of Russell Campbell’s New Zealand workers filmography is now available on the LHP website.
Russell Campbell, Adjunct Professor of Film at VUW and LHP Treasurer has put together an amazing list of films which show New Zealanders at work, which we’re delighted to share on the LHP website.
Jared Davidson is giving a talk on postal censorship at the National Library this week which may be of interest to LHP members.