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Massey's Cossacks

Massey's Cossacks

The 1913 waterfront dispute saw wharf workers take over the main ports and stop trade. Prime Minister William Massey called for farmers and rural labourers to enlist as special constables to help regain control of the wharves, pitting town against country. This group of special mounted constables nicknamed 'Massey's Cossacks' were the Levin Troop, and included future military hero and governor-general Bernard Freyberg (second from right).

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: O.030460

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Ben Schrader, 'City images - City versus country, 20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/25295/masseys-cossacks (accessed 30 November 2021)

He kōrero nā Ben Schrader, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010