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A black and white image of tobacco workers, there are piles of drying leaves and the workers are moving and stacking them.
Tobacco Workers in the 1950s

The struggles of working people have a long and significant history in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Labour History Project (formerly the Trade Union History Project) is an organisation dedicated to researching, recording, preserving and promoting this working-class history.

Formed in 1987 and made up of individual and institutional members, the Labour History Project organises seminars and conferences (such as the biennial Rona Bailey Memorial Lecture), publishes the LHP Bulletin, maintains the Bert Roth Award for Labour History, and supports a wide range of related projects (books, research, exhibitions, documentary films, archive projects and oral histories). The committee of the LHP is based in Wellington, but has members from around the country

Current LHP Committee

Sue Bradford, Russell Campbell (Treasurer), Peter Clayworth, Ciaran Doolin, Emma Jean Kelly, Cybèle Locke (Chair), Claire-Louise McCurdy (Secretary), Grace Millar, Mary Roberts-Schirato, John Ryall, Ross Teppett, Ross Webb.

Interested in becoming a member?

Please visit our Join page.


PO Box

Labour History Project
PO Box 27425
Marion Square
Wellington 6141
Aotearoa New Zealand

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