Large crowd gathered on Queen Street in front of broken shop window.
Auckland Library Collection, April 1932.

The night of the riots


AccessibleCentral Auckland
Date

Monday 28 September, 8pm

Venue

Grey Lynn RSC

1 Francis Street, Grey Lynn

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Cost

Tickets $10

Bookings

No bookings required.

Event details

In April 1932, in the middle of the depression, hunger riots broke out in Queen Street after a march of unemployed. North Shore playwright Bruce Mason wrote about it as part of his legendary one-man play, The End of the Golden Weather.

But another who wrote about that night was Jim Edwards, whose father was the leader of the Unemployed Workers' Movement. This is a play-reading dramatising these two accounts of the riots.

Presented by: Bloomsday Productions


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