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Communist Party of New Zealand


administrative history

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Communist Party of New Zealand bulletins and leaflets.

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-Archives-Vault 35
Scope and Contents This collection was donated by Bert Roth (socialist, historian, and former Deputy University Librarian at the University of Auckland) in 1990. Box 1 contains internal documents of the Communist Party of New Zealand (CPNZ), dating from 1957 to 1979, collected by Roth. These papers document fierce ideological debates within the party concerning its relationships with the Soviet Union and China, and internal disputes, including the expulsions of Wilfred (Bill) McAra and Diana Wislie...
Dates: 1955 - 1983

Communist Party of New Zealand internal documents.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-89/34
Scope and Contents

Includes: 1963 pre-conference discussion bulletins; address by Vic Wilcox to Indonesian comrades, 1963; Report by Wilcox to National Committee, 15 March 1974...[concerning Wilfred McAra].

Dates: 1962 - 1974

Communist Party of New Zealand records.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-A-9
Scope and Contents The papers which make up the core of this collection were donated to The University of Auckland by Wilfred (Bill) McAra a prominent member of Communist Party of New Zealand (CPNZ) on behalf of the ESPAL Society. The papers document the activities of the CPNZ from the 1920s until the early 1970s at both the national and local level. The collection includes papers relating to National and District Conferences, general and local body election campaigns, Communist Party study courses, the...
Dates: 1924 - 1972

Doug Crosado interview with members of the Communist Party of New Zealand

Identifier: MSS-Archives-A-184
Scope and Contents Interview with Ella Ayo, George Jackson and Bruce Skiltern on the history of the Communist Party. Tape 1. Early years in the life of the Communist Party. Tape 2. CP identities in the 1930s. YCL "Industrial Worker". Tape 3. Mainly illegal CP publications in Wellington and Auckland. Tape 4. 1932 riots; CP conference; Soviet-German non-aggression pact. Tape 5. F.P. Walsh and compulsory unionism; 1943 election; Maori; Peter Fraser. Tape 6. P. Fraser; CPNZ and Maori; W. McAra; CPNZ split and...
Dates: 1976 - 1976

Sidney Scott papers.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-A-276
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, copies of articles and speeches; newspaper clippings and an unpublished novel The last gift.

Dates: 1953 - 1970

Wilfred (Bill) McAra and Diana Wilsie papers.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-89/25
Scope and Contents This collection was embargoed for 20 years until 1998. While still under embargo the five boxes of material received by the library were repackaged into archival boxes in 1989 and accessioned as MSS & Archives 89/25, however the collection remained unlisted until 2009.At the time of donation McAra provided the following description of the sealed material:2 boxes wooden…contain(ing) materials previously held by H. Roth. Plus some additional reports,...
Dates: 1965 - 1977

Wilfred (Bill) McAra collection on industrial relations on the New Zealand waterfront.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-D-5
Scope and Contents The papers in this collection cover the period 1946 to 1953 and concern industrial relations on the waterfront in the years leading up to the 1951 waterfront dispute, the dispute itself, and the immediate aftermath. The collection includes minutes, correspondence, notes, reports, pamphlets and clippings. In 1946, the New Zealand Waterside Workers Industrial Union of Workers approached the Waterfront Industry Commission seeking better working conditions, including guaranteed minimum pay....
Dates: 1946 - 1953

Wilfred (Bill) McAra papers.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-94/4
Scope and Contents The papers in this collection cover McAra’s years of study and research into Marxist-Leninist ideology and the problems of the working class. They document his membership of the Communist Party of New Zealand and expulsion from the Party; his activities as a pamphleteer; and aspects of his personal and family life. From the early 1960s the papers and records of Diana Miriam Wilsie, are inextricably mixed with those of McAra. The papers were received by the Library in twenty four...
Dates: 1929 - 1988

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Communism -- New Zealand 5
Political parties -- New Zealand 3
Communism -- New Zealand -- History -- Sources 2
New Zealand -- Politics and government -- 1945-1984 2
Authors, New Zealand -- 20th century 1