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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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