embargoed to 1999. While still under embargo these papers were arranged into similar categories as the main body of the collection but in a separate run at the end of the collection. In general the embargoed material was received in better order than the unrestricted portion.
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Black Tuesday, 12 November 1912, striker Frederick George Evans was killed during a fight between strikers, strike breakers and the police at Waihi. The impact of these events on McAra is evident throughout his life.
fired him with desire for political action to emancipate the working class. In the late 1930s, McAra moved to Wellington for a state sector job. He also joined the Amalgamated Carpenters and Joiners Union, serving as chairman of its Building Investigation Committee and as the union delegate on a Cabinet building committee. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the New Zealand Building Trades Federation. In April 1940, he began work as a paid organiser for the Carpenters Union.
retiredand were living in Whangamata. From there, they continued to disseminate Marxist / Leninist material through their own press and remained active in workers’ causes.
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