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Idle ships during 1951 waterfront dispute


With work on the wharves at a standstill due to the industrial dispute, dozens of ships lay idle in Wellington Harbour in 1951.


Alexander Turnbull Library
William Hall Raine collection (PAColl-3071)
Reference: 1/4-020602; F (1951).
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