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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Each year the LHP gives out the Bert Roth Award to the best work in labour history.  The award was given at our AGM.  We highly recommend all the works on the short-list to our members and everyone interested in Labour…

Come to the Labour History AGM to hear a talk on the Labour 100 archiving project from Dr Emma Kelly. 5.30pm (for a 6pm start) Thursday 20 July Wellington Museum (3 Jervois Quay) Dr Emma Kelly is the Labour 100…

Registration is now open for the Dissent and the First World War Conference. Register here. Dissent and the First World War 31 August – 2 September 2017 in Wellington The First World War divided New Zealand society in many ways….

The November LHP Bulletin will be focused on the issue of precarious work – non-standard employment that is poorly paid, insecure, unprotected and unsustaining – and campaigns that have been engaged, or are being engaged, to eradicate precarity. We invite…

LHP Bulletin - April 2017

Members will have received the bulletin by e-mail. We are going to experiment with putting articles up on-line (members will get the issue first), so look for that in July In this issue: The Closure of the East Town Railway…

LHP Bulletin: November 2016

Contents include: Renter Activism in New Zealand, 1916-2016 Remembering Elijah “Jack” Carey: Union Organiser and Soldier Industrial Relations under Rogernomics: An Analysis of Parliamentary Debates 1987-88   And reviews of: Poi E: The Story of Our Song, Robert Burns: Poet and…

Dissent and the First World War 31 August – 2 September 2017 in Wellington The First World War divided New Zealand society in many ways. But in the current commemorative climate little attention has been paid to the perceptions and…

Each year, since 2013, the Labour History Project, National Library of New Zealand and Wellington Museum have collaborated to make history more accessible to the Wellington public with a series of lectures or a one-day symposium on a particular theme. …

People’s History 2016: ‘Precarious Work – past, present and future’

Sunday 6 November 9.30 – 4.30pm, Wellington Museum A full day symposium This year the collaborative programme People’s History again takes the form of a full day symposium, this time on the topic of precarious work. People’s History is an…