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Protesting the visit of the US vessel Truxton

Protesting the visit of the US vessel Truxtun

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament was active in New Zealand from the 1950s. Until the 1984 Labour government made the country officially non-nuclear, French nuclear tests in the Pacific and visits to New Zealand ports by the naval ships of nuclear powers prompted vigorous protests. Foreign warships entering New Zealand ports were harassed by the small boats of determined protestors, as shown here in Wellington Harbour, 1976.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: EP/1976/2841-F

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John Wilson, 'History - The later 20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 April 2024)

Story by John Wilson, updated 1 Apr 2020