Story: United States and New Zealand

Not sharing the load?

Not sharing the load?

New Zealand's refusal to allow nuclear-armed or -powered ships into its waters was not warmly received by either the United States or Australia. This cartoon by Alan Moir, published in the Sydney Morning Herald in 1986, suggested that David Lange of New Zealand was not sharing in the heavy lifting being undertaken by Bob Hawke of Australia and Ronald Reagan of the US.

Cartoon courtesy of Alan Moir, Sydney Morning Herald.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: H-652-006
Cartoon by Alan Moir

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How to cite this page:

Robert Ayson and Jock Phillips, 'United States and New Zealand - Nuclear-free 1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Robert Ayson and Jock Phillips, published 20 Jun 2012