Story: Unions and employee organisations

Monster mass meeting poster

Monster mass meeting poster

The isolated mining towns of the West Coast were solidly in support of the great strike of 1913, and this poster announces a public meeting and march where they could demonstrate their support. The meeting was organised by ‘Billy Banjo’ (Ted Hunter), a unionist and songwriter who was well known on the Coast.

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Reference: Eph-B-LABOUR-1913-01

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Erik Olssen, 'Unions and employee organisations - Red Feds, 1913 strike and Alliance of Labour, 1913–35', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2024)

Story by Erik Olssen, published 11 Mar 2010