Story: Women’s labour organisations

Unemployed women, 1930s

This 1932 march of unemployed people through Christchurch is led by women. Elsie Locke, then Elsie Farelly, belonged to the unemployed women's movement in the 1930s. Here she recalls women's part in the movement, and why they organised separately from men.

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Megan Cook, 'Women’s labour organisations - Women and unemployment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 June 2024)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 20 Dec 2022