This squadron of Prime Minister William Massey’s mounted special constables are in Hanson Street, Wellington, near the Basin Reserve, during the 1913 waterfront strike. Most of these men were farmers and farm workers, and their participation in this exercise was organised by the Farmers’ Union. The violence with which they broke the strike earned them the name, ‘Massey’s cossacks’.
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