Story: Parades and protest marches

‘Bloody Friday’

‘Bloody Friday’

Women lead a protest march up Auckland’s Queen Street during the divisive 1951 waterfront dispute. Placards advertise an upcoming meeting at the Domain where the workers’ side of the stoppage was to be aired. Shortly after this picture was taken police launched an unprovoked attack on the marchers, leading to 14 being taken to hospital with serious injuries. The incident became known as ‘Bloody Friday’.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library, Roth Collection
Reference: PAColl-4920-3-11-01
Photograph by Harry Rose

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Ben Schrader, 'Parades and protest marches - Protest marches, 1890 to 1951', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010