19 January 2015

'81 Springbok tour paraphernalia

From the collections of the Waikato Museum in Hamilton, which I visited on 31 December 2014, a collection of anti-Springbok tour posters and badges. For more background, see NZHistory on the events in the winter of 1981 in which 'more than 150,000 people took part in over 200 demonstrations in 28 centres, and 1500 were charged with offences stemming from these protests'. I was only eight at the time, and my only memory of the tour protests was sitting up in One Tree Hill watching the stolen plane flour-bombing Eden Park during the final test of the tour (12 September 1981).

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