Story: Public protest

Waihī marchers (2nd of 2)

Waihī marchers

Members of the Millerton Socialist Party join others in marching down Waihī’s main street in support of the miners’ strike in 1912. It was one of the first times that New Zealand workers used marches to generate public support for a particular grievance. Until then pickets and rallies had been their main protest methods.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Walter Nash Collection (PAColl-5792)
Reference: PAColl-5792-07
Photograph by R. Rogers

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Ben Schrader, 'Public protest - Protest marches', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Jul 2015