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For the second time, the Labour History Project is running an essay competition to inspire debate on alternative futures and invites progressive New Zealanders of all ages to offer visions and strategies that would enable a future world where inequality is eradicated.
The final talk in this year’s ‘People’s History’ series will take place on Wednesday 26 November, at 5:30, in the National Library, Wellington (Aitken St entrance). The speaker will be Dr Pushpa Wood, speaking on ‘Migrating to New Zealand’
This week’s talk in our series on migration themes will be given by Charlotte Macdonald. This talk will be at Tiuakiwai, on the lower ground floor of the National Library, Aitken St entrance, Wednesday 19 November at 530pm. Charlotte will speak on: ‘Bringing colonialism home: The experiences and impact of Wellington’s immigrant workers.’
The People’s History Series continues this week on Wednesday, 12 November. Rebecca Lenihan will speak at 530pm at the Museum of Wellington City & Sea. Her topic will be: ‘Jocks of all trades: an occupational profile of New Zealand’s Scots, 1840-1920′
The J.C. Beaglehole Room currently has a small display on view showing posters from Ron and Carmen Smith, who were well-known Wellington activists for many years.
The next presentation in this year’s People’s History series will be on Wednesday 5 November, at 530pm, at the Museum of Wellington City & Sea, Queens Wharf. Judi Altinkaya will speak on ‘Migrant Settlement’, sharing her findings on the journey of migrants to New Zealand
The People’s History Series continues this Wednesday 29 October at the Museum of Wellington City and Sea, at 12:30 pm. The presentation connects with the story of the several hundred Polish children who arrived in Wellington as refugees in 1944.
LHP Chairman Jim McAloon begins the 2014 People’s History Series, with a talk looking at early immigrants to Wellington at Wellington Museum of City and Sea on 22 October, 5:30pm.
The Labour History Project is delighted to be working in partnership with the Museum of Wellington City and Sea and the National Library of New Zealand to present this year’s People’s History Series. This year’s series, from October 22 to November 26, examines the experiences and impact of Wellington’s immigrant workers.