Hallelujah, I’m a Bum! Life and Protest in Auckland during the Great Depression. 28 May - 8 June 2024 PETER FORCE.

Hallelujah, I’m a bum! is a forgotten tale of riots, soup kitchens and work camps.

Inspired by a booklet written by the son of Communist Party leader, Jim Edwards, who was beaten by police as he addressed thousands of unemployed on steps of the Auckland Town Hall, Hallelujah, I’m a bum! depicts life and civil unrest in Auckland during the Great Depression.

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