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Hell's Angels, New Plymouth, 1966

Hell's Angels, New Plymouth, 1966

Members of the Auckland chapter of the Hell's Angels motorcycle gang pose with a swastika flag outside the New Plymouth police station in 1966. The local newspaper published this photograph along with others under the headline, 'This is here'. The gang taunted police, and one member was arrested. He was armed with a whip which he said was 'for hitting nosey cops with'.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-Box 45-Hells Angels

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How to cite this page:

Greg Newbold and Rāwiri Taonui, 'Gangs - Motorcycle and white supremacist gangs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by Greg Newbold and Rāwiri Taonui, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 2 Oct 2018, updated 1 Apr 2020 with assistance from Jarrod Gilbert