NEW ZEALAND: Savage Trouble

One day in 1932 a mob of unemployed New Zealanders poured down Queen Street, Auckland, smashing windows, looting and hooting. Three hundred were arrested, 130 wounded, $500,000 worth of property ruined. One day last week a less unruly but no less discontented mob—this time, businessmen—poured into Auckland to apply pressure in their own ways. The 1932 mob wanted things they had no money for; last week's mob wanted the right to buy things they had money for. In that turnabout was summarized the New Zealand revolution of the last three years.


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