21 Oct 2019

7: Votes, Depressions & Refrigerators

From The Aotearoa History Show, 7:00 am on 21 October 2019

The New Zealand Wars are over… what comes next? A whole lot of political wrangling over how to run the new colony - centralism or provinces? Plus - how refrigeration saved the Kiwi economy from the brink of disaster and how women won the right to vote.

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Topics covered:

  • Provincialism versus Centralism
  • Julius Vogel and the “Grand Go-Ahead policy”
  • The Long Depression and its impact on New Zealanders
  • How the invention of refrigerated shipping saved the economy.
  • Disputes over voting, including gold miners and Māori representation in Parliament. 
  • How women won the right to vote
  • The exclusion of Chinese people from NZ society.
  • The early Labour Movement and the Great Strike of 1913


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