Story: Timekeeping

Campaigning for daylight saving

Campaigning for daylight saving

Politician Thomas Sidey achieved national fame in the early 1900s for his annual motion to advance the clocks one hour in summer. This cartoon refers to one such effort in 1911. Sidey finally gained success in 1927 when clocks were advanced for one hour, although this was reduced to half an hour the following year.

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Reference: New Zealand Free Lance, 30 September 1911

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Jock Phillips, 'Timekeeping - Modern times', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/cartoon/6706/campaigning-for-daylight-saving (accessed 21 August 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006