Story: Anti-racism and Treaty of Waitangi activism

Women's anti-racism march

Women's anti-racism march

In 1983 film-maker Merata Mita described 'Pakeha groups up and down the country who were concerned around the [1981] Springbok Tour and who came out of it looking at the issue of domestic racism' (P. Rosier, ed. Broadsheet – twenty years of Broadsheet magazine, Auckland: New Women's Press. 1992, p. 45). Among the most active of these Pākehā anti-racists were radical feminists such as the women in this photo, seen marching to the Waitangi national marae on Waitangi Day 1983.

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Robert Consedine, 'Anti-racism and Treaty of Waitangi activism - Organising against racism, 1970s to early 21st century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 June 2024)

Story by Robert Consedine, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 28 May 2018