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ISF World Softball Championship parade, 1976

ISF World Softball Championship parade, 1976

A crowd cheers the South African team as the participants in the 1976 ISF (International Softball Federation) Men's World Softball Championship march through Lower Hutt, the tournament's host city (top). However, there were mixed reactions to the South African presence. At the tournament itself around 2,000 anti-apartheid protesters gathered (bottom).

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: 1/4-028230-F (top); 1/4-28236-F (bottom)

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Tony Smith and David Green, 'Softball and baseball - New Zealand softball on the world stage', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/39639/isf-world-softball-championship-parade-1976 (accessed 20 June 2019)

Story by Tony Smith and David Green, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Jul 2015