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

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

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

  4. Credits from this episode of Our People Our Century.

Synopsis

Taking in depression and prosperity, this edition of the Kiwi social history series explores the boom and bust cycles of the economy. Stories include TJ Edmonds, of baking powder fame, who made his fortune by hawking his wares around Christchurch before opening his iconic factory. Factory workforces expanded, and with them unions. Worker dissatisfaction with pay and conditions led to the Queen Street riot of 1932, a defining moment in NZ history retold here by protest leader Jim Edwards' son. Edwards’ real estate agent granddaughter is also interviewed.

Credits (9)

 Julienne Stretton
 Ray Waru

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Related Titles (6)

 Our People Our Century

Television, 2000

More episodes in the social history series

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A series looking at dramatic NZ economic change in the 80s

 The Years Back

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 In a Land of Plenty

Film, 2002 (Full Length)

A documentary looking at “story of unemployment in New Zealand”

 The Longest Winter - Early Days

Television, 1974 (Full Length Episode)

Drama series about The Great Depression

 Queen City Rocker

Film, 1986 (Excerpts)

A much later Queen St riot

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 Labour Day Collection