Kōrero: Canterbury region

Controlling the watersiders’ strike

Controlling the watersiders’ strike

The 1913 waterside workers’ strike affected ports throughout New Zealand. Special constables – often farmers – were recruited by the government to load and unload ships and control strikers. About 700 special constables occupied Lyttelton. This procession of mounted constables through central Christchurch was possibly intended to warn strikers and their sympathisers of the government’s resolve.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Christchurch City Libraries
Reference: PhotoCD 2, IMG0031

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John Wilson, 'Canterbury region - Politics and government', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10348/controlling-the-watersiders-strike (accessed 20 July 2024)

He kōrero nā John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015