Socialist Cross of Honor: markings of a working class counter-culture

A fascinating story of medals and anti-militarism in early twentieth-century New Zealand.


That is why labour history and accounts of our working past are important—the continuation of a working class counter-culture held dear to those that struggled to create it. As Fred Cooke wrote in 1911, “in the future, when working-class history comes to be written, our Cross will be held in high esteem.”

Read the article (with photos) at: (Reproduced from the LHP Newsletter #55.)