Mr Ernie Abbott holding a cauliflower - Photograph taken by Alan Stevenson

Mr Ernie Abbott holding a cauliflower - Photograph taken by Alan Stevenson
Date
16 September 1977
Ref
EP/1977/3688/4-F
Description

Mr Ernie Abbott holding a small cauliflower which cost him $1.40. Photographed by Evening Post staff photographer Alan Stevenson on the 16th of September 1977

In two weeks the price of cauliflowers had risen from 59 cents to $1.40. According to the Department of Trade and Industry this was because they were an off-season luxury. According to a vegetable market spokesman recent cold weather was the problem. Mr Abbott who was the Vice President of the Caretakers and Cleaners Union, supported by the union, delivered a motion to the Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Adams-Schnider, condemning the rise in prices.

Ernie Abbott was also the victim of the Trades Hall bombing in Wellington in 1984.

Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s) individual image on 35mm strip.

Additional description

Alternative form available: Print in Turnbull Library Pictures Evening Post illustrations file at Crime-Bombs & Explosions.

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Dominion Post (Newspaper): Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post and Dominion newspapers / Mr Ernie Abbott holding a cauliflower - Photograph taken by Alan Stevenson
Format
1 b&w original negative(s) individual image on 35mm strip, Negatives
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