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  1. The first of three excerpts from this episode of Our People Our Century.

  2. The second of three excerpts from this episode of Our People Our Century.

  3. The third of three excerpts from this episode of Our People Our Century.

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Synopsis

This episode of the Kiwi social history series explores the importance of the ‘cradle to grave' beliefs about education, health and social welfare that have underpinned NZ governance since the 1930s. But radical reforms toward the end of the 20th century were more focused on individual opportunity than the wider social contract. Excerpts here use influential unionist James ‘Big Jim’ Roberts and generations of his family to chart social change. Written by feminist Sandra Coney, this episode also provides an overview of the monumental change in the lives of women.

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