August 2013 LHP Bulletin

August 2013 LHP Bulletin

The latest Labour History Project Bulletin has been sent out to members.

You will notice that we refer to it now as ‘bulletin’ – after some discussion at the Annual General Meeting and the committee, it was felt that ‘newsletter’ wasn’t quite accurate. In any case, it comes with best wishes from the committee and our thanks to Paul Maunder for acting as editor for this issue.

Jim McAloon
Chair
Labour History Project

FROM THE SHOP FLOOR
Editorial 3
Letters to the editor 3
Chair’s report 4
Obituary 6

RECENT AND CURRENT RESEARCH
1951 Waterfront Lockout 7
Libel trial in The Standard 7
A wobbly on the waves 7

NEWS ROUND-UP
Runanga Miners’ Hall declared a Category One Historic Place 9
New Bert Roth award in labour history 10
May Day in Chicago 12
People’s History 2013 – talks and events exploring the lives of Wellington workers 12 Preserving posters for the Dan Long Library 13
PSA Journal 13
Auckland Labour History Group 13
Industrial disputes on film 14

FEATURE ARTICLES
Spirit of ‘38 15
‘The Red Flag’ on gum leaves – two interwar antifascist troublemakers 17
E nga kaimahi o te Ao kato, Whakakotahitia 20
The by-election of 1913 23

UNION FAMILY
Red Wilkinson, founding communist 28

REVIEWS
White-collar Radical 3
Revolting! 34
The Chain 36 Waiheathens 37
Fighting Back! 38