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McKenzie's early memory of evicted crofters shaped his whole life's philosophy and his land-reform work in the Liberal government of the 1890s.
Portrait of John McKenzie, circa 1889
The government's compulsory arbitration process meant New Zealand experienced no strikes between 1894 and 1908.
The series of labour acts for which William Pember Reeves was responsible gave New Zealand the most extensive system of labour regulations in the world at the turn of the twentieth century.
The series of labour acts for which William Pember Reeves was responsible gave New Zealand the most extensive system of labour regulations in the world at the turn of the twentieth century.
The Liberal and Labour Federation is generally considered to have been New Zealand's first organised political party.
John Ballance, who led the Liberals to power in 1890, was called ‘the rainmaker’ by voters relieved to see the return of prosperity.
Henry George (Harry) Ell was raised on the family farm at Halswell near Christchurch. From 1881 to 1884 he served at Parihaka as a volunteer in the Armed Constabulary. He  also worked in the printing trade, then as a salesman and surveyor.
Premier Seddon visits the terminal face of Franz Josef Glacier in 1905. Seddon was an avowed imperialist and was anxious to promote New Zealand's beauty and identity to the world.
Scenery Preservation Board, 1912