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Communist Party of New Zealand

 Organization

administrative history

Vic Wilcox was General Secretary of the Communist Party (N.Z.) at the time these documents were written.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Communist Party of New Zealand internal documents.

 Collection
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].

Communist Party of New Zealand records.

 Collection
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...

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

 Collection
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 China.

Sidney Scott papers.

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and Contents The collection consists of correspondence, copies of articles and speeches; newspaper clippings and an unpublished novel The last gift.

Wilfred (Bill) McAra and Diana Wilsie papers.

 Collection
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, etc....

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

 Collection
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....

Wilfred (Bill) McAra papers.

 Collection
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...