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Samuel Parnell


Samuel Parnell (1810–1890), the Wellington carpenter who is regarded as the father of the eight-hour working day in New Zealand.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Henry Wright Collection, 1/1-020462
Photographer: Henry Wright (1844–1936), 1890
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any reuse of this image.

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