Blackball 08 — 100 Years On

Just flicked this feature up on Aotearoa Indymedia:

Blackball 08 — 100 Years On

This easter weekend Blackball celebrated its rich militant worker’s history with the centennial of the 1908 strike…

A good turnout in the rather isolated Balckball kicked off the weekends events, aimed at celebrating the 11 week strike, which, 100 years earlier, helped strengthen the rights of miners, workers and unionism throughout the country.


[ Read full report ]

Links: Celebration Invitation | The Blackball Museum of
Working Class History
| The History of Blackball | “Trouble Makers” – Anarchism and Syndicalism. The early years of the Libertarian Movement in Aotearoa / New Zealand

Biographies of prominent strikers: Pat Hickey | Robert “Bob” Semple | Patrick “Paddy” Webb

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One Response to Blackball 08 — 100 Years On

  1. coal is destroying our communities says:

    good to see labour didnt get to milk the event with ease. they got some good criticism from west coast locals on the news coverage of the blackball event.

    goo hard. labour loves coal, the climate doesnt.
    solidarity with workers, not the boss or the industries they control

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