Story: Personal grooming

Challenging the system, 1987 (4th of 4)

Challenging the system, 1987

Tuta Ngarimu (centre) and two supporters sit on the steps of Parliament in 1987. Ngarimu was then on the 63rd day of a hunger strike against conditions in Paremoremo Prison. The longer hair, beards and moustaches worn by the three men were relatively unusual at this date.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1987/6862/25A-F
Photograph by Greg King

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Bronwyn Dalley, 'Personal grooming - Men’s hair', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 July 2022)

Story by Bronwyn Dalley, published 5 Sep 2013