Visit to the Museum of Working Class History in Blackball

Blackball, October 22, 2018. Third Secretary Saimin Fis Abad paid a visit to the city of Blackball, birthplace of the Labor Party in New Zealand.

The diplomat was received by known filmmaker and activist, Paul Maunder, director of the Museum of the Working Class, who explained not only the history of this mining city, located in the West Coast Region, but also, the details of the activities for the First of May and the seminar on the perspectives of development in the mining area of the region, which is held every year.

During her visit to the Museum, the Third Secretary could appreciate diverse signs of solidarity towards her country, as part of an exhibition of different materials carefully preserved thanks to the attention Paul Mander, that shows the support of the Cuba Friendship Society in New Zealand in the struggle for the release of the Cuban Five.

The Museum includes the history of the strike of 1908, carried out by the local miners that had a great impact on the history of New Zealand. In addition, there is a space in which exhibitions of local heritage, current social and political issues are exhibited. (Embacuba NZ)

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