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McArthur’s pamphlet (2nd of 2)

McArthur’s pamphlet

As the foreword to his pamphlet suggests, John McArthur had a conspiratorial view of government actions against his Investment Executive Trust. But his pamphleteering was not effective, as an act of Parliament wound up his businesses.

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Reference: J. W. S. McArthur, When raiders ruled: how the 'Kelly Gang' made a sham of self-government. Wellington: J. W. S. McArthur, 1936.

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Graeme Hunt, 'Business failures and corporate fraud - Government intervention, 1890–1940', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 12 August 2022)

Story by Graeme Hunt, published 11 Mar 2010