Story: Ranstead, William

A group of intending immigrants to New Zealand known as the 'Clarionettes'

A group of intending immigrants to New Zealand known as the 'Clarionettes'

William Ranstead (seated in middle row, directly in front of the standing moustachioed man in a bowler hat) organised the emigration to New Zealand of a group of working class settlers. They were known as the 'Clarionettes' after the Clarion, a socialist newspaper of which Ranstead was a director.

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Kathryn Peacocke. 'Ranstead, William', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1996. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/3r3/ranstead-william (accessed 8 December 2019)