Taupiri coal mine

Taupiri coal mine

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Two relatively small strikes sparked off the 1913 Great Strike. On 6 October 1913 the Taupiri Coal Mines Company of Huntly dismissed 16 miners, including three union officials, all of whom they regarded as Red Feds. The Huntly miners voted to strike until the men were reinstated. They walked off the job on 19 October and remained on strike until January 1914.

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

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