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Picketing the South African consulate, 1977

Picketing the South African consulate, 1977

Demonstrators picket outside the South African consulate general in Wellington's Molesworth Street in 1977, calling for an end to diplomatic ties with South Africa in protest at its policy of apartheid. After decades of public protest, New Zealand broke off diplomatic relations with South Africa in 1984. They were re-established in 1994 following the end of the apartheid regime. A South African high commission opened in Wellington in 2009.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1977/4807/8a-F

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Michael Green, 'Foreign policy and diplomatic representation - Developments in foreign policy-making', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/34302/picketing-the-south-african-consulate-1977 (accessed 21 November 2018)

Story by Michael Green, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 17 May 2016