Tommy Wells addressing waterside workers, 1951

Tommy Wells, vice-president of the New Zealand Waterside Workers' Union, addresses a crowd of wharfies and supporters outside Parliament during the waterfront dispute. This photograph was taken on 16 May 1951.

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Maria Wells

Posted: 27 Jun 2020

This is my grandad. This is an awesome photo. We only have it via newspaper cooy. Grandad and Nana adopted my dad, Bill at birth.
Dad said whilst he was loved and had a good childhood, life/work opportunities were hard for Grandad because of what he stood for (which dad and my generation benefit from). Grandad was a very good football player. He was a lovely man. Maria Wells