In Opononi local people, concerned that harm might come to Opo, formed a committee to protect her and successfully petitioned the government to pass a law to that effect. The committee was known as the Opononi Gay Dolphin Protection Committee; the official custodian who put up this sign enjoyed the alliteration of ‘Gay Golphin’.
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Photograph by Eric Lee-Johnson
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