Story: Wellington region

Student protest

Student protest

In support of its ANZUS partners, New Zealand joined in the Vietnam War in 1965. As the conflict intensified, public opposition grew. In this 1967 protest students march up Molesworth Street past Parliament, carrying a symbolic coffin. They opposed the visit of an American mission to Wellington. The lone figure at the front carries a different message.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1967/3661/1A-F

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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington region - New growth and attitudes: 1940–1975', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13276/student-protest (accessed 5 August 2020)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Aug 2015