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.
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.
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.