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This is an auction for TOIL AND TROUBLE: THE STRUGGLE FOR A BETTER LIFE IN NEW ZEALAND, by Bert Roth.

"TOIL AND TROUBLE is a pictorial history of working people and their organisations. Written with Janny Hammond, it cemented Roth's reputation as a populariser of labour history, while adding new knowledge to the published record. The first industrial negotiations in New Zealand took place at Britannia Beach (Petone) in 1840, when a young immigrant carpenter declined any job that required him to work longer than eight hours a day. From that day to this, New Zealanders at work have struggled for a better life. This is the story of that struggle. TOIL AND TROUBLE is essentially a picture book, with over 300 photographs chosen to illustrate significant incidents. The arrangement is chronological and the book can be read from cover to cover, though many readers will possibly prefer to dip into it at random or refer to specific events.
Most of the material presented will be new even to specialist readers. Much of it comes from little-known publications, union offices, and the extensive collection of labour archives built up over many years by one of the authors, Bert Roth. "

Large format hardback 1981.

180 pages.

Photographs and other illustrations throughout.

Near new condition, despite its age.

The cost of shipping is $6.40 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery the shipping cost will be $8.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

Payment within seven days, please.
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  • tracked mail$6.40
  • tracked mail for Rural Delivery (RD)$8.95
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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