Story: Censorship

Banned watersiders' pamphlet, 1951

Banned watersiders' pamphlet, 1951

This pamphlet denouncing scabs (strike breakers) was produced by members of the Wellington watersiders' union during the 1951 waterfront dispute. During the dispute the government used emergency regulations that made it illegal to publish or distribute any material supporting the watersiders. Publications such as this one were produced and passed around secretively.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-A-LABOUR-1951-04-front

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How to cite this page:

Peter Clayworth, 'Censorship - History of censorship in New Zealand, 1850s to 1930s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 May 2022)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 22 Oct 2014