Kōrero: Strikes and labour disputes

Fred Evans’ grave (3 o 3)

Fred Evans’ grave

The striking Waihī miner Fred Evans, who died in a violent confrontation with strike-breakers and police in November 1912, was the first New Zealander to be killed in a labour dispute. The monument at his grave in Waikāraka cemetery, Auckland, has a broken column to signify a life ended early.

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Mark Derby, 'Strikes and labour disputes - The 1912 and 1913 strikes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/20485/fred-evans-grave (accessed 14 November 2019)

Story by Mark Derby, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Mar 2016