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The royal couple are standing in the back of a specially converted jeep as it drives past thousands of children gathered in Athletic Park. As their car passes the children, they all swarm en masse to the other side of the field to get another look as the jeep turns a corner.
The hospital ship Maheno leaves Wellington for the Dardanelles, 10 July 1915
Māori soldiers of the Native Contingent waiting to board the troopship HMNZT Warrimoo, Wellington wharf, 14 February 1915.
Colonel William Wakefield was one of the earliest European settlers at Port Nicholson (Wellington), where he served as the New Zealand Company’s Principal Agent between 1840 and 1848.
New Zealand soldiers marching through Wellington before leaving for Malaya.
The ‘Battle of Featherston Street’ occurred in Wellington, with some of the most violent street fighting of the 1913 Great Strike.
Radio NZ Spectrum interview in which George Davies and Marjorie Lees recall the 1913 strike in Wellington
During the strike many notable strike leaders were held in the Terrace Gaol.
Unity Conference delegates outside the Maoriland Worker office.
The unofficial strike headquarters in Wellington.
This is where mounted special constables were quartered in Wellington during the 1913 strike.
Strikers' refuge from the special constables during the 1913 strike.
Strikers frequently protested outside the Wellington Harbour Board's building on Jervois Quay
Poster advertising strike meeting at Wellington Opera House in 1913
Waterside Workers' brass band at a mass meeting of strikers during the 1913 strike, Newtown Park, Wellington.
Wellington Harbour Board officesOn 24 October, strike supporters broke through the gates at Queen’s Wharf and tore down a barricade at King’s Wharf. They invaded the wharves and ‘persuaded’ strike-breakers to stop working.The government now adopted a suggestion from Colonel Edward Heard, the acting Commandant of the New Zealand army, who was reluctant to use military personnel directly to maintain law and order. Instead, Territorial Force officers in rural areas utilised existing networks to recruit farmers and labourers as mounted special constables.
On 26 October 1913 strikers broke down the gates of the Basin Reserve to hold a mass meeting
On 3 November 1913 there was a major riot in Buckle Street, Wellington
The 'Battle of Featherston Street' was one of the more violent incidents of the 1913 strike
A crowd of strikers and supporters listen to a speaker in Post Office Square, Wellington, during the 1913 strike. The speaker may be Harry Holland, editor of the Maoriland Worker.Post Office Square was the venue for major strike meetings and speeches by unionists and radicals. The Harbour Board offices and Queen’s Wharf gates were on the seaward side of the square.

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