Story: Howard, Edwin John

Edwin John Howard (left) and Robert Samuel Ross

Edwin John Howard (left) and Robert Samuel Ross

Robert Samuel Ross became editor of the Maoriland Worker in 1911 and transformed it into a lively and widely-read socialist newspaper; one of his regular columnists was Edwin John Howard, better known as 'The Vag', a union organiser who later became a Labour politician.

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Jim McAloon. 'Howard, Edwin John', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1996. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/3h37/howard-edwin-john (accessed 29 March 2020)