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.
If you would like to join the LHP email our secretary: email@example.com.
For the second time, the Labour History Project is running an essay competition to inspire debate on alternative futures.
In December 2014, an OECD report ranked New Zealand as the most deeply affected by growing income inequality out of all developed countries. It makes the case that we are all affected by growing income inequality, not just those in the lowest tenth of households in New Zealand. In this context, the Labour History Project invites progressive New Zealanders of all ages to offer visions and strategies that would enable a future world where inequality is eradicated.
The 100th anniversary of Anzac Day is fast approaching and to provide an alternative perspective to the government’s glorification of World War One Marama Mayrick and Ryan Bodman have produced a poster series showcasing opposition to the conflict.
There are two WSA (NZ) events coming up soon in Auckland and Wellington, for women to consider war and peace, the WW1 commemorations and our place in history.
The latest issue of the LHP Bulletin has been sent out to members. Feature articles include part two of the Rona Bailey Lecture, a telegraph account of the 1972 General Election and a letter about the jingoism of 1914, the Huntly Mine Disaster and the NZ childhood of an IWW founder.
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