Welcome to the website of the Labour History Project (LHP), the only national organisation dedicated to fostering New Zealand labour history and cultivating an important part of our collective memory.

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Each year, since 2013, the Labour History Project, National Library of New Zealand and Wellington Museum have collaborated to make history more accessible to the Wellington public with a series of lectures or a one-day symposium on a particular theme. …

People’s History 2016: ‘Precarious Work – past, present and future’

Sunday 6 November 9.30 – 4.30pm, Wellington Museum A full day symposium This year the collaborative programme People’s History again takes the form of a full day symposium, this time on the topic of precarious work. People’s History is an…

The 2016 Bert Roth award was announced at our AGM; the judges’ report shows the strength of Labour History in New Zealand today. ************** Putting together the short-list is always a pleasure in exploring the range of work that documents…

The Labour History Project offers a one-off $2000 scholarship towards a MA degree on an aspect of New Zealand labour history.  We give particular consideration to applicants who have been active in the workforce and plan to study an aspect…

The Labour History Project recently received a grant for a project to identify and collect records of the history of the Labour party and we are seeking an archivist: Position Title: Archivist, Labour 100 Project Hours: 20 hours per week…