LHP AGM: Campaigns for Wage Justice – Past and Present

LHP AGM: Campaigns for Wage Justice – Past and Present

The LHP invites you to our 2018 AGM and a panel discussion with Cybèle Locke, Kassie Hartendorp and Lyndy McIntyre. Campaigns for Wage Justice – Past and Present [ Facebook event ] When: Monday 16 July Where: Wellington Museum Time:…

LHP Bulletin 71 - November 2017 cover

LHP Bulletin – November 2017

Welcome to the November issue of the Labour History Project Bulletin. Some of the articles are available to read online, or you can download the PDF to read the whole Bulletin. Each issue goes to members first, so if you…

LHP Bulletin – August 2017

LHP Bulletin – August 2017

Welcome to the August issue of the Labour History Project Bulletin. Some of the articles are available to read online, or you can download the PDF to read the whole Bulletin. Each issue goes to members first, at least 3…

Labour 100: Gems from the Archives

Labour 100: Gems from the Archives

By Emma Kelly As part of the Labour 100 Project, Archivist Dr Emma Kelly has been working with members or ex members of the New Zealand Labour Party to assess their records for potential deposit or donation to archives, museums…

Book review: The Ascott Martyrs: Sixteen women from Ascott-under-Wychwood who were sent over the hills to glory

Book review: The Ascott Martyrs: Sixteen women from Ascott-under-Wychwood who were sent over the hills to glory

By Beverley McCombs (Wellington: Writes Hill Press, 2016). Reviewed by Peter Clayworth. The Ascott Martyrs were sixteen rural English women, imprisoned during 1873 for their role in an agricultural strike. They were residents of the village of Ascottunder-Wychwood, in Oxfordshire,…

Book Review: The Union of Their Dreams: Power, Hope, and Struggle in Cesar Chavez’s Farm Worker Movement

Book Review: The Union of Their Dreams: Power, Hope, and Struggle in Cesar Chavez’s Farm Worker Movement

By Miriam Pawel (New York: Bloomsbury, 2009). Reviewed by Ross Webb. The story of the Farm Workers Movement (FWM) is an inspirational one. At the height of their boycott against California’s most powerful industry, seventeen million Americans stopped eating grapes…

Community, Cohesion, and Mining Safety

By Brian Wood The following paper is an edited version of a paper presented to the Labour History Forum, Sunday 23 October 2016, at the Runanga Workingmen’s Club. My subject is cohesion in coalmining communities and how changes to that…