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By Davidson, Jared
Using confiscated mail as a starting point, Dead Letters: Censorship and subversion in New Zealand 1914-1920 reveals the remarkable stories of people caught in the web of wartime surveillance.
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The charming story of an adventurous Jewish tailor whose infectious passion for freedom brought revolutionary anarchism to New Zealand.
By Davidson, Jared; Foreword by Pateman, Barry
Edited by Davidson, Jared; Illustrated by Miner, Dylan
On the eve of his execution in 1915, Joe Hill radical songwriter, union organiser and member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) penned one final telegram from his Utah prison cell: Could you arrange to have my body hauled to the state line to be buried? I dont want to b...e found dead in Utah. Hills body was then cremated, his ashes placed into tiny packets and sent to IWW Locals, sympathetic organizations and individuals around the world. Among the nations said to receive Hills ashes, New Zealand is listed. Remains to be Seen traces the ashes of Joe Hill from their distribution in Chicago to wartime New Zealand. Drawing on previously unseen archival material, it examines the persecution of anarchists, socialists and Wobblies in New Zealand during the First World War. It also explores how intense censorship measures put in place by the National Coalition Government of William Massey and zealously enforced by New Zealands Solicitor-General, Sir John Salmond effectively silenced and suppressed the IWW in New ZealanRead more
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