Skip to main content

End of the 1913 strike in Huntly


A scene from the Huntly coal strike: officials of the old union are evicted from their office by members of the new union.

On 15 January 1914, a group of strikebreakers returning from the mines made their way to the Miners’ Union Hall. They were led by Stuart Dixon, president of the newly formed arbitrationist union, and accompanied by mounted police. About 15 men entered the hall. They forcibly evicted Bill Wood, president of the old union, and a number of striking miners from the union office. The new union then took possession of the Miners’ Hall.

See more images of Huntly during the 1913 strike (Flickr)


Auckland Weekly News, 24 January 1914

Auckland City Libraries
Ref: AWNS-19140122-54-2

How to cite this page

End of the 1913 strike in Huntly, URL:, (Manatū Taonga — Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated