Story: Parades and protest marches

Jobless march

Jobless march

Frustration over government failure to address the concerns of unemployed workers during the 1930s economic depression led the jobless to organise street protests. These unemployed workers march along Petone’s Jackson Street in 1932 to protest about their plight, led by a brass band.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: EP-8641-1/2; G

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Ben Schrader, 'Parades and protest marches - Protest marches, 1890 to 1951', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010