Industrial History


* 1951 waterfront dispute
The waterfront dispute of 1951 was the biggest industrial confrontation in New Zealand’s history. Although it was not as violent as the Great Strike of 1913, it lasted longer — 151 days, from February to July — and involved more workers. From
* 'Black Tuesday': The 1912 Waihi strike
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. From
* Down to the Wire
The story of New Zealand’s Internet, and how it has changed our nation since 1989. Features video interviews with more than 50 Internet personalities and players and music from each year from Flying Nun Records.
* GridHeritage
GridHeritage collects historic equipment, film footage, photographs and documents relating to electricity transmission in New Zealand.
* IPENZ Engineering Heritage
IPENZ has an active programme for the identification and promotion of New Zealand’s engineering heritage. The objective of this Heritage Programme is to inspire and teach present and future generations about New Zealand’s engineering heritage by preserving the legacy of the past through its identification, maintenance and promotion.
* Labour Day - a history
Celebrated on the fourth Monday in October, Labour Day commemorates the struggle for an eight-hour working day. The first Labour Day in New Zealand was celebrated on 28 October 1890, when several thousand trade union members and supporters attended parades in the main centres. From
* Labour History Project
The Trade Union History Project was founded in 1987 by a number of concerned historians and trade unionists to both encourage and promote trade union history and to attempt to save trade union archives.
* Richard Pearse
The first New Zealander to fly - very briefly. Includes virtual fliable plane!
* Technological Innovation in New Zealand
History of technology in New Zealand. From the development of hydro-electric schemes to the Hamilton Jet, it has wide coverage, references are given and it even covers current innovations.