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Rioting unemployed workers being dispersed by police, Cuba Street, Wellington, May 1932

Reference Number: 1/2-101110-G

Rioting unemployed workers in Cuba Street, Wellington, being dipersed by mounted and foot police. Photograph taken in May 1932.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Cuba Street, Crowds, Riots - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Police - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Depressions - 1929 and Unemployed.

Part of:
New Zealand Free Lance : Photographic prints and negatives, Reference Number PA-Group-00079 (849 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Horizontal imageSingle negative

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Pictorial Reference Service331. Labour Conditions. 1932.(PFP-002607)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Dramatic police charge routs unemployed demostrators in Wellington. [?] workers and unemployed numbering about 2,000 were put to rout in a lightning two-minutes baton charge by 50 mounted and foot police, under Inspector J Lander, during a mass meeting held in Cuba Street last week. The [?] followed an outbreak of stone throwing by a section of the crowd, which immediately scattered in all directions, may being injured in the stampede for safety. Apart from one man whose leg was broken when he fell from a fence, there were no serious casualties. (Caption below original image)

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