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Helen Kelly: Her Life
  

Helen Kelly: Her Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Macfie, Rebecca

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    18 May 21

When Helen Kelly died on a Wellington spring night in October 2016, with her partner by her side and a bunch of peonies, the first of the season, by her bed, Aotearoa New Zealand lost an extraordinary leader. Kelly was the first female head of the country's trade union movement, ...but she was also much more- a visionary who believed that all workers, whether in a union or not, deserved to be given a fair go; a fighter from a deeply communist family who never gave up the struggle; a strategist and orator who invoked strong loyalty; a woman who could stir fierce emotions. Her battles with famous people were the stuff of headlines. She took on Peter Jackson, the country's icon. She was accused in parliament of doing 'irreparable damage' to the union movement, and by employers of exploiting the bereaved families of dead workers. While many saw her as a hero, to others she was 'that woman', a bloody pain in the neck. In this brilliant book, award-winning journalist Rebecca Macfie takes you not only into Kelly's life but into a defining period in the country's history, when old values were replaced by the individualism of neo-liberalism, and the wellbeing and livelihood of workers faced unremitting stress. Through it all, Helen Kelly stood as an electrifying figure.
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ISBN 9781927249741
Published NZ 18 May 2021
Publisher Awa Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Availability
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ISBN-13 9781927249741
Stock Release date is 18 May 2021
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Awa Press
Imprint Awa Press
Published 18 May 2021
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Macfie, Rebecca
Category Biography & Autobiography
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 290mm
Spine: 31mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 588g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: General
ONIX Text General/trade

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