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Polynesian protesters march in Auckland

Polynesian protesters march in Auckland

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The anti-Vietnam War protest movement brought together diverse parts of New Zealand society. Here members of Auckland's Polynesian community march during one of the national anti-war 'mobilisations' on 14 July 1972. © John Miller. Not to be published or reproduced without the ...

The Vietnam War

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involvement in Vietnam was highly controversial and attracted protest and condemnation at home and abroad. Few New Zealanders waved placards in the streets in 1965, but by the end of the decade thousands were marching against the war. For a growing number of New Zealanders, their country's participation ...

Home fires burning- New Zealand's Vietnam War

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Home Fires Burning is an exhibition exploring New Zealand’s involvement in the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1972, and the war’s ongoing impact within families and communities.  Opening this Saturday at the Papakura Museum, Home Fires Burning marks the end of a four-year oral history and digital ...

Classroom ideas- the Vietnam War

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withdrawal from Vietnam Fact sheet 8: Agent Orange – the use of defoliants Fact sheet 9: Protest and the Vietnam War Fact sheet 10: The Memorandum of Understanding and Tribute08- see also Tribute08 activities here Fact sheet 11: The Vietnam War and its impact on Southeast Asia You can also download all these ...

Paint-covered protesters- 161 Battery parade

Paint-covered protesters- 161 Battery parade

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Anti-war protesters covered themselves with red paint to symbolise the bloodshed in Vietnam. See more photos of the 161 Battery parade here. © John Miller. Not to be published or reproduced without the permission of the copyright holder. 161 battery 161 battery civic parade john miller special air ...

Teaching the Vietnam War at school

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9: Protest and the Vietnam War Fact sheet 10: The Memorandum of Understanding and Tribute08- see also Tribute08 activities here Fact sheet 11: The Vietnam War and its impact on Southeast Asia You can also download all these fact sheets as a single pdf or a Word document Activity ideas Download some ...

Protesters march on United States Consulate in Auckland

Protesters march on United States Consulate in Auckland

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Protesters march on the United States Consulate demanding the immediate withdrawal of all American and Allied forces from Vietnam, 21 April 1972. © John Miller. Not to be published or reproduced without the permission of the copyright holder. auckland john miller ...

Protesters interrupt 161 Battery parade

Protesters interrupt 161 Battery parade

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Police remove protesters attempting to block the progress of the Band of the Royal New Zealand Artillery during a civic parade in Auckland, 12 May 1971. The parade was part of a civic reception organised to welcome home 161 Battery RNZA and 4 Troop NZSAS from their deployment in Vietnam. In the ...

Commemoration and protest

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In 1967 protestors laid a protest wreath in Christchurch on Anzac Day to highlight their opposition to the Vietnam War. They were subsequently convicted of disorderly behaviour. A decade later further controversy arose when a women's group laid a wreath in memory of women killed and raped in ...

Performing in Vietnam- Dinah Lee

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was – I'm having fun here, you know look I'm enjoying myself, I'm flying high you know, I'm having a wonderful time. What did you think of the Vietnam War – from a political point of view? Obviously you were aware of the protests? Yes I was aware of it. Yes, of course. I was really ...

Vietnam gunner- Terry Farrell

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I embarked to Vietnam in July 1968 to replace one of ours who had died by taking his own life. Gunner Lyes’ death was not recognised as a war casualty until many years later after a protest by a number of us to have this recognised as a war-related casualty. I was based in Nui Dat first, serving in 13 ...

1971- key events

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British accents experienced ‘cultural cringe’ on hearing an authentic Kiwi twang, but Pukemanu was generally praised for its ‘Swannie-clad authenticity’. Anti-Vietnam War protests in Queen St Protesters disrupted the civic reception held to mark the return of 161 Battery RNZA and 4 Troop NZSAS from their ...

1970- key events

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to New Zealand in January sparked violent confrontations outside his hotel between anti-Vietnam War demonstrators and police. Many protesters and some media accused the police of over-reacting to the demonstrations. The presence of a high-ranking American politician was bound to attract the attention ...

Overview

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sending combat forces to South Vietnam (1965-1972) during the Vietnam War. Meanwhile, protests at home raised questions about New Zealand’s foreign policy. Many felt that the government’s policy of defence via alliances was misguided and increased the likelihood of New Zealand getting dragged into foreign ...

Homecoming- No Front Line

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War graves Anti-war protesters- Bruce Wilson interview Spiro Agnew demonstration- Bruce Goodall interview Crown Apology to NZ Vietnam Veterans 161 Battery civic parade, 1971 Impact of Vietnam on family- Pepe & Lee Tamatea Home Fires Burning- Film [1] McGibbon, New Zealand’s Vietnam War, Exisle ...

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represented another aspect of the Cold War being fought at home. New Zealand and the Cold War The 1951 waterfront dispute New Zealand forces in Asia 1948-72 New Zealand in the Korean War Malayan Emergency Confrontation in Borneo Vietnam War * *Note also www.vietnamwar.govt.nz Vietnamwar.govt.nz was launched ...

161 Battery civic parade in Auckland

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The withdrawal of combat troops from Vietnam did nothing to stem the growth of the anti-war movement in New Zealand. When Auckland organised a civic reception in 1971 to mark the return of 161 Battery RNZA and 4 Troop NZSAS from South Vietnam, anti-war protesters staged a demonstration to coincide ...

Ormond Burton Great War Story

Ormond Burton Great War Story

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weapons and protesting against the conflict in Vietnam. He died in 1974 at the age of 80, survived by his wife and two children. Footnotes [1] Ernest Crane, I Can Do No Other, p.11 [2] Ormond Burton’s Army Personnel File (Archives NZ), pp.19-22 [3] Sergeant Dick Travis, message to battalion commander, 29 ...

Modern Anzac Day

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against the Vietnam War. They were later convicted of disorderly behaviour, but a pattern was set. Similar incidents occurred at subsequent Anzac Days as protestors tried to bring attention to their anti-war cause. Anti-war protests at Anzac Day largely died out in the mid-1970s with the end of the ...

Overview

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extend to nuclear ship visits. The nuclear-powered and-armed submarine USS Halibut was greeted warmly when it visited in 1960. Anti-Vietnam war poster The major protests of the decade were centred on the Vietnam War. Following our decision to send combat forces  to oppose the communist insurgency in ...

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