The Resource The Lucifer : : a story of industrial conflict in New Zealand's 1930s, by Dave Welch

The Lucifer : : a story of industrial conflict in New Zealand's 1930s, by Dave Welch

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The Lucifer : : a story of industrial conflict in New Zealand's 1930s
Title
The Lucifer
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: a story of industrial conflict in New Zealand's 1930s
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by Dave Welch
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Language
eng
Summary
"Never has New Zealand known such social tension as it did in May 1932. Hundreds were losing their jobs every week. Almost a fifth of the work force was unemployed. No real dole existed, yet the conservative Government savagely reduced funds available for relief work. It was a move met with disbelief and public outrage. In Dunedin and Auckland demonstrations by people who were unemployed had become violent riots. In Christchurch the situation was explosive "I must be careful not to strike a Lucifer", grimly suggested one leader of the unemployed. It was at this moment the city's conservative Tramway Board announced reductions in staff -- and did it in a manner so provocative a strike by its employees was inevitable. Support for trammies was widespread. "Within a week or two", warned the Tramways Union popular leader, Jock Mathison, "this district will be plunged into industrial war." "The Lucifer" is the story of that "war", the industrial dispute that divided a city and became a focal point for discontent, depression and mass unrest, sometimes violent. Drawing from actual events the author finds evidence, too, of another sort of lucifer -- the "devil" humans seek to disown; the aspect of themselves or situations they ignore and in so doing corrupt their better judgement and invite their own defeat. Few periods of New Zealand history have been so rich in colourful personalities or exciting in their drama ..." -- Back cover
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z331
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The Lucifer : : a story of industrial conflict in New Zealand's 1930s, by Dave Welch
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The Lucifer : : a story of industrial conflict in New Zealand's 1930s, by Dave Welch
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Bibliography (pages 168-176)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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18 x 25 cm.
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189 pages
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9780864690944
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
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Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
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  • (Sirsi) MA24930
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