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Old 17th September 2015, 05:39
Fergie Fergie is offline  
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The name Broompark rings a bell with me over a protracted wharf dispute in Auckland probably in the 1960's. Wharf labourers claimed the hatch planks were too heavy for one man and they wanted an extra man in the gang. The dispute was lengthy and farmers wanted their produce, probably wool to be loaded. A local newspaper photographed a middle aged farmer lifting and holding a plank single handed and managing it in a strong wind. I cannot remember the outcome but Broompark was the ship.
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