Radical history nights at the WEA, 59 Gloucester Street, Christchurch. Every Tuesday during February, 7—8.30pm, All welcome – koha
14 Feb: The Making of the ‘White New Zealand’ policy 1880-1920 – Philip Ferguson
Philip will be looking at the development of anti-Chinese Racism and its reflection in discriminatory immigration legislation in the late 1800s and early 1900s
21 Feb: Joe Hill’s ashes and syndicalism in early 1900s New Zealand – Jared Davidson
Jared will also have autographed copies of his book ‘Joe Hill’s Ashes’ for sale
28 Feb: Repression in New Zealand during WW2 and the campaign against post-war peacetime conscription – Murray Horton
Murray will be looking at the treatment of pacifists and other antiwar activists in NZ during WW2 and also at the government’s introduction of peacetime conscription in the late 1940s and the campaign against it.
6 March: The 1951 Waterfront Dispute: then and now – Philip Ferguson
Philip will be looking at the struggle of the watersiders and their allies in defence of workers’ rights in the great waterfront lockout of 1951 and how it relates to the current Ports of Auckland Dispute.