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This film shows David McLaren making a General Election speech at Post Office Square in 1911. The Evening Post reported that: “[a] busy day was spent by Mr D McLaren, Labour candidate for Wellington East, yesterday. He delivered four open-air addresses - one in the Post Office Square, one at Haitaitai, and one at North and South Kilbirnie. The principal planks of the platform of the Labour Party were dealt with, and the speaker, after each address, was accorded a vote of thanks and confidence.” (Evening Post, 6 December 1911).

David McLaren, Labour Party candidate for Wellington East, on the stump making an election speech at Post Office Square. A crowd is gathered around him, some of whom seem more interested in the camera than the speech. The Bond Store (and Wellington Harbour Board Offices) can be seen in the background. McLaren speaking with Customhouse Quay buildings in background, “Thos Cook” sign. Pan from Harbour buildings to Customhouse Quay buildings, McLaren continues to give speech. Pan from Westport Coal Co Ltd Building [Grey Street] to McLaren speaking, Bond Store in background and a tram passes behind him also.

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Year 1911

Reference number F862

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Actuality

Duration 0:00:54

Production company Pathe’s Animated Gazette (Australasian Edition)

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