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The People’s History Series 2013 - Mark Derby


Tue 12 Nov 2013, 5:30pm–6:15pm

Where: Wellington Museum, 3 Jervois Quay, Queens Wharf, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Museums Wellington

The People’s History Series 2013 presents Mark Derby - “What Happened to Them Afterward?”

The 1913 Great Strike had severe consequences in New Zealand, and particularly on the main parties involved. Join Mark Derby as he discusses “What Happened to Them Afterward?” Mark focuses his talk on four key individuals- Labour leaders, Michel Joseph Savage and Peter Fraser, the Police Commissioner John Cullen, and Levin dental technician named Bernard Freyberg who served as a special constable in Wellington during the strike.

Mark is a Wellington writer and historian, working for Te Ara - the online encyclopedia of NZ. He's also a long-time committee member of the Labour History Project and has researched and published widely on the 1913 strike. This talk will draw partly on one of his books, "The Prophet and the Policeman - the story of Rua Kenana and John Cullen", (Craig Pottons, 2009).

Between the 1st October and 19th November, Museum of Wellington City & Sea and National Library of New Zealand host The People's History Series 2013: Talks and Events Exploring the Lives of Wellington Workers.

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