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Road making by unemployed men during the Depression, Akatarawa, Jan 1932

Reference Number: 1/2-084131-G

Men from the unemployed men's camp in Akatarawa excavating hillside to improve the Akatarawa Road as part of a relief work scheme during the Great Depression. Photograph taken by unidentified photographer and published in the Evening Post on 15 January 1932.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Akatarawa, Road construction workers, Unemployment, Roads - Design and construction and Wheelbarrows.

Part of:
Negatives of the Evening Post newspaper, Reference Number PAColl-0614-1 (5390 digitised items)
Evening Post :Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post newspaper, Reference Number PA-Group-00287 (5802 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Gelatin dry plate negative. Horizontal imageSingle negative

Historical Notes: Note on back of file print reads: This photo was published in the Evening Post, 1932, Jan. 15. Caption: "Relief work on the road. A gang of men at the task of improving the Akatarawa Rd, a scheme which is being carried out by men from the unemployed men's camp".

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures331. Labour conditions. 1930s(PFP-019488)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Marginal notes on negative - top left: Jan 14th 1932

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