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McAra, W (Wilfred)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1904 - 1989

biographical statement

Peter McAra was, among other things, a waterfront union official, 1946-1949, and editor of "Peoples voice".

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

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...

Wilfred (Bill) McAra papers relating to the building industry in New Zealand.

 Collection
Identifier: MSS &-Archives-D-11
Scope and Contents This collection comprises drafts, research notes, reports, minutes, newspaper clippings and files relating to the building industry in New Zealand accumulated by Wilfred (Bill) McAra during the period 1935 to 1946.The papers in this collection are rather a mixed bag, some items relate more to material held in MSS & Archives D-10: Papers relating to the Building Investigations Committee of the Wellington Branch of the Carpenters Union, and MSS & Archives D-6: Records of the New...

Wilfred (Bill) McAra papers relating to the New Zealand Building and Allied Trades Federation.

 Collection
Identifier: MSS &-Archives-D-6
Scope and Contents They comprise papers collected by him during the years he was involved with the Federation and in consequence should not be regarded as a complete set of the Federation’s records. In particular, their sudden termination in 1943 probably reflects the end of McAra’s association with the Federation and his non-association with the new organisation formed on the period 1943 – 1945. This collection should be considered in conjunction with MSS & Archives D-10: Wilfred (Bill) McAra, papers...