Story: Gangs

Gang brawl

Gang brawl

This brawl between members of a bikie gang and members of the Mongrel Mob occured in The Square in Palmerston North in 1972. Public brawls between rival gangs during the 1970s heightened public concern about gangs.

Courtesy of the Manawatu Standard

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/Crime/Gangs/Palmerston North

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How to cite this page:

Greg Newbold and Rāwiri Taonui, 'Gangs - Gangs and crime', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 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