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New Zealand Labour Party, photograph of 1938 rally, Auckland Domain.

 Collection — item: 1, item: 4, item: 6
Identifier: MSS-Archives-2015/11

Scope and Contents

Panoramic photograph of a rally organised by the Federation of Labour and the New Zealand Labour Party on 9 October 1938 in the Auckland Domain. The rally on the Sunday before the general election was attended by over 80,000 people. About 27,000 unionists marched with the large banners which can be seen in the photograph from the wharfs to the Domain.

Reference Franks, Peter. (2001). Print and Politics: A history of trade unions in New Zealand Printing Industry, 1865-1995. Wellington N.Z. : Victoria University Press.


  • 1938 - 1938

Conditions Governing Access

Not restricted.


0.01 metres (1 photograph)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Mr F.D. Muller, formerly Secretary of the Northern Drivers Union in 1974.

Existence and Location of Originals

There is another copy of the photograph, although not in such good condition in; New Zealand Labour Party Auckland Labour Representation Committee records. MSS & Archives A-65, box 23.

A digitised version can be found on the National Library website: The New Zealand Federation of Labour Rally. New Zealand Federation of Labour :Photographs of Union activities. Ref: PA6-502.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections, University of Auckland Repository

5 Alfred Street
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142 New Zealand