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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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…
The November issue of the LHP Bulletin is now available and features articles on the William Ranstead and the Clarion Settlers; The Petone Workingmen’s Club; The Ripapa Affair & The Passive Resisters’ Union and Another World is Possible Winning Essays.
Congratulations to the winners of the “Another World is Possible Essay Competition”, Adam Driver (Over 19) and Alexandra Orr (Under 19). Their essays, as well as the runner-ups Francisco Hernandez and Molly Pottinger-Coombes are available to read here.
The Labour History Project is pleased to announce the 2015 Rona Bailey Memorial Lecture on the 16th November 2015 at Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School, where Graeme Clarke will speak on “What is to be Done?”.
The Labour History Project is delighted to be working again with the Wellington Museum and the Alexander Turnbull Library to organise the 2015 People’s History Symposium which this year examines the topic: Education in Aotearoa New Zealand – for freedom or conformity?
The August issue of the LHP Bulletin is now available and features articles on workplace culture and union militancy in the freezing works, New Zealand’s colonial adventures in Samoa, the Passive Resisters’ Union and much more!
Part two of Russell Campbell’s New Zealand workers filmography is now available on the LHP website.