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Trade union bannerIn 1890 New Zealand’s watersiders’, miners’ and seamen’s unions were defeated in the Maritime Strike, but a Liberal government was elected with strong working-class support. In 1894 the Minister of Labour, William Pember Reeves, introduced the Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act. This established a system of compulsory arbitration between employers and unions which chose to register under the Act.The arbitration systemThe unions, too weak to strike after the defeat of 1890, were happy to accept compulsory arbitration.
A bitter strike in 1912 made this the most famous (or infamous) mine in the country.
Schoolchildren at Waihī, 1916.
Waihi war memorial hall.
Grave of Fred Evans who was killed during the 1912 Waihi miners strike
Fred Evans' violent death during the 1912 Waihi miners' strike made this otherwise obscure figure into a martyr of the New Zealand labour movement.
Portrait of Fred Evans by Dick Scott. Evans was killed during the 1912 Waihi strike.
Striking worker Fred Evans was seriously injured in a clash with police and strike-breakers during a bitter industrial dispute at the goldmining town of Waihī. He died the following day.
March of strikers and supporters during the Waihi Strike, 1912
Supporters of the marchers during the Waihi Strike, 1912
Police photograph of a 'scene of crime' reconstruction of Frederick Evans' alleged shooting of Constable G. Wade behind the union hall, Waihi, 1912.
In Memoriam ode to Frederick George Evans who was killed during the 1912 Waihi strike
The Miners and Workers Union Hall in Waihi.
On 'Black Tuesday', 12 November 1912, in the midst of a bitter six-month strike by miners in the small New Zealand goldmining town of Waihi, striker Fred Evans was killed - one of only two fatalities in an industrial dispute in New Zealand's history.
Waihi First World War memorial obelisk
St John's Anglican war memorial church lych gate in Waihi. Site Style Ornamentation Unveiling Date No of Dead Church grounds Building