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Battle lines are drawn

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Many were also rugby fans. Prosperity and peace had given them the freedom to challenge the old order. This generation had come to political consciousness marching against the Vietnam War, French nuclear testing and nuclear ship visits in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The anti-tour protest movement ...

Remembering Sergeant 'Al' Don

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anti-war protests interfering with the orderly and collected departure of the Battery for active service. ‘Al' was part of this historic move. Operation Ben Cat The Battery deployed on a site adjacent to 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR) and opposite B Battery 3/319 Artillery ...

Protest and dissent

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Anti-Vietnam War poster, 1966 Questioning the Cold War The fall of South Vietnam in 1975 did not have the dire consequences predicted by ‘domino’ theorists. Although the Indochina dominos – Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos – fell to communism, the rest of South-East Asia remained politically stable. ...

That Wall in Washington

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I did, however, take an interest in the planning and construction of The Wall, not that one could see much during construction because the actual wall is sunk below ground level. The Wall's dedication Then in November 1982, with the build completed, thousands of Vietnam War veterans descended on ...

The 1970s

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still a blow. The oil shocks of 1973 and 1978–9 highlighted the vulnerability of the New Zealand economy. Protests against the Vietnam War, French nuclear testing in the Pacific and sporting ties with South Africa continued. Māori activism – over land in particular – raised questions about the place of ...

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 ...

Receiving news- Sandy Hayes

Receiving news- Sandy Hayes

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the telephone exchange supervisor and all the calls were put through the supervisor, so if we got any calls in they would be picked up by the supervisor who then rang us who said, ‘I’ve got a call from so and so. Do you wish to accept it?’ All the calls were screened before we got them. Vietnam War ...

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 ...

Polynesian Panther Party founded

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Tamatoa and Polynesian Panthers members during anti-Vietnam War protest, Auckland, 1972 (John Miller) ...

Sue Kedgley

Sue Kedgley

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issues, including the Vietnam War, nuclear testing in the Pacific and Māori land rights. In this environment Sue Kedgley and the Auckland women’s liberation group initiated many of New Zealand’s first second-wave feminist events, including a 1972 visit by Germaine Greer – famous for her ground-breaking ...

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 ...

1965- key events

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New Zealand sends troops to Vietnam New Zealand's involvement in the Vietnam  War was controversial and attracted protest. For a growing number of New Zealanders, the Vietnam War shone a new light on our place in the world. The government was initially cautious in its approach, choosing to ...

Changing attitudes to monarchy

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Vietnam War and other issues and Māori re-evaluated their attitudes to the Treaty of Waitangi. In 1983 Dun Mihaka performed a whakapohane (‘one-bum salute’) to the Prince and Princess of Wales; three years later eggs were thrown at the Queen. In 1990 a protester threw a t-shirt at the Queen as she arrived ...

Battles of Coral and Balmoral: A Small Perspective

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Westmoreland, the US Commander in Vietnam, was to be moved upstairs as they say, and replaced. Such are the fortunes of war. General Giap in North Vietnam became a hero over night rather than being shot for the military disaster he had created. The North Vietnamese found it provided an opportunity to be ...

What have they done to the rain?

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government was sensitive to the very vocal anti-Vietnam protest movement which had arisen subsequent to the announcement of New Zealand’s pending deployment, and wished to avoid any unsightly confrontations; perhaps it wished to prevent television carrying the heart-wrenching scenes of farewell which would ...

Anzac Day activities

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for? What did the 75th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings coincide with? What has Anzac Day become synonymous with in recent years? In what year did Anzac Day become associated with anti-Vietnam war protests? What is the name of the poppy commonly used as a symbol for Anzac Day? Some of the ...

Leonard Manning memorial, Rangiriri

Leonard Manning memorial, Rangiriri

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On 24 July 2000 New Zealand soldier Private Leonard William Manning was shot dead by pro-Indonesian militia while serving with United Nations peacekeeping forces in East Timor. Aged 24, he was New Zealand’s first combat fatality since the Vietnam War. A memorial was erected to Private Manning in ...

RNZAF timeline

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commits combat forces to the Vietnam War. No. 40 Squadron (C-130 Hercules) airlifts troops into South Vietnam, while No. 41 Squadron (Bristol Freighters) begins regular resupply missions from Singapore. 1967 RNZAF helicopter pilots serve in Vietnam with 9 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force (Iroquois), ...

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

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membership led to a decision to 'discontinue work as a section of the WILPF and to form a corresponding group'. [4] In late 1933, having received a protest from Geneva and sorted out its finances, the section rescinded its decision and continued its work. During World War II activities ceased, ...

Overview

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entirely by a New Zealand production crew. It attracted large audiences here and was also released in the United States. Protest and issues The 1976 Montreal Olympics boycott Anti- Vietnam War protests intensified before New Zealand’s complete withdrawal from the conflict was announced shortly after ...

War and remembrance activities

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bill Commemoration and protest 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 ...

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 ...

My Viet Nam experience

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remnants of W3 left Singapore on May 20 and returned to New Zealand via Perth and then on to RNZAF Base Whenuapai. Interestingly we arrived at 2330 hours and were met by a few friends and family for those of us who were from the Auckland area. No protesters but we had been warned about them and were ...

Ngā Kōrero Tuku Iho, New Zealand Oral History Grants recipients

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histories of diasporic Ngati Porou descendants: 'Titiro ke uta ra, ke Hikurangi Maunga / Cast your gaze inward – inland – toward Hikurangi,’ Claire Hall, $20,000.00- One, two, three, four! Protest Voices of NZ’s Vietnam Wa r Linda Hepburn and Ruth Low, $20,000.00- History of Timaru’s commercial fishing ...

Political

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education, especially tertiary. The number of young women attending university increased, though it remained low compared with men. Deep social fissures were starting to crack open. Women joined men in protests against the Vietnam War, the arms race, racially selected sports teams, even against a government ...

All the King's horses and all the King's men

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their army. For us it was too late as our nation had grown tired of this particular war and of course the press/TV and protests were doing the job at home to turn people against us, and the war itself. On one particular occasion whilst on leave in Vung Tau I met a group of oilmen. Initially they were ...

Should the voting age be lowered to 16?

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War also proved to be a catalyst for change. The increasing and highly visible anti-Vietnam War protests on university campuses here and around the world led some to question why if someone was old enough to fight for their country, they were not old enough to vote? While some opposed enfranchising ...

Lesbian

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opposition to the Vietnam War, drugs and the hippie culture, with its emphasis on personal freedom, all played a role in changing attitudes and consciousness. New Zealand society became less rigid and conformist. Widespread secondary education in the post-war period, the affluent society, and the large ...

Māori

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faction, took shape in the late 1960s. Other causes included opposition to playing rugby with South African teams, and to New Zealand participation in the war in Vietnam. Working in these areas honed the lobbying and activist skills of politically aware young Māori. By 1971, two activist groups had ...

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