Story: The New Zealanders

Demonstration against the Vietnam War

Demonstration against the Vietnam War

New Zealand’s involvement in the Vietnam War triggered a questioning of New Zealanders’ traditional role as territorials of the British Empire. This massive protest on 30 April 1971 reportedly attracted 30,000 people onto New Zealand streets.

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Reference: 30 July 1971

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Jock Phillips, 'The New Zealanders - Ordinary blokes and extraordinary sheilas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 April 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 May 2015