Story: West Coast region

Blackball socialist group

Blackball socialist group

Although unions had long been associated with major mines and other industries, they were mainly concerned with local working conditions. In the early 1900s a broader discussion of social and political issues began in small socialist groups, such as this one in Blackball, about 1910. Standing (from left): A. Kells, T. Campbell, J. Divis (holding placard), Mrs W. Bromilow, A. Wright. Sitting: W. Bromilow, W. Rogers.

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Private collection, Len Richardson
Photograph by Joseph Divis

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Simon Nathan, 'West Coast region - Government and politics', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/21116/blackball-socialist-group (accessed 30 April 2017)

Story by Simon Nathan, updated 7 Sep 2016