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 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.
Congratulations Nick Hoare whose MA thesis: ‘Imperial Dissenters: Anti-Colonial Voices in New Zealand, 1883-1945’ won this year’s Bert Roth award for best work in New Zealand labour history.
The winners of the 2015 Labour History Project essay competition have been announced, congratulations to Adam Driver, Francisco Hernández and Alexandra Orr.
The Annual General Meeting of the Labour History Project will be held on Tuesday 21 July 5.30 pm for business to commence at 5.45 pm. at the Museum of Wellington, City and Sea, Jervois Quay, Wellington.