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‘At 2.40pm Patu charged. A human tank. The first time during the tour that a protest squad charged police lines with the intention of breaking through . . .’

The Springbok rugby tour of New Zealand in 1981 provoked the biggest mass protests in New Zealand history. For two months tens of thousands of New Zealanders took to the streets every week to register their opposition to the tour.

In When the Tour Came to Auckland, Geoff Chapple, author of 1981: The Tour, describes the dramatic events in Auckland as a light aircraft flour-bombed Eden Park and protesters battled police in the streets of Mt Eden in the tour’s violent conclusion.

Includes a new introduction prepared especially for this BWB Text by Geoff Chapple.

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2014
May 14
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
51
Pages
PUBLISHER
Bridget Williams Books
SELLER
Bridget Williams Books Ltd
SIZE
337.6
KB

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