We are really pleased to show you the Summer Internship report from Connor Aston (Ngāti Ruanui), a History student based at Waikato University.
Part II: Organised labour, Tūtaki and shearers on the home front The preceding blogpost looked at the early work of the New Zealand Workers Union (NZWU) and its principal Māori leader,...
The story of Māori workers and unions during World War II is not well known.
The Young Woman’s Christian Association’s (Y. W. C. A) support for New Zealand’s involvement in the Second World War was complex.
The Chatham Islands, some eight-hundred kilometres east of New Zealand, are home to around 600 people.
In November 1942, Māori came under the authority of Industrial Man-power Emergency Regulations.
In April 1942, Te Waka Karaitiana stated “Last month a dispute broke out between the workers of the Auckland meat works and their employers.
[Image: Girls from Raukōkore Native School hanging up seaweed, 1941 [2, wh. 203]. Seaweed Wealth Seaweed was essential to the war effort.
The photograph above shows the first parade of the Tuahiwi Home Guard on 19 December 1940.