Story: United States and New Zealand

New Zealand's day with 'LBJ' (1st of 2)

In 1966 US President Lyndon Johnson arrived at Ōhakea airport to begin a 24-hour visit to New Zealand. It was during the early stages of New Zealand's involvement in the Vietnam War, but as this film shows, he received a warm welcome. Protesters were few and barely visible. The president's personal charisma and the fact that he had visited the country during the Second World War helped to engender popular enthusiasm.

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Reference: Pictorial Parade 184. National Film Unit, 1966

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How to cite this page:

Robert Ayson and Jock Phillips, 'United States and New Zealand - Allies, 1939–1984', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 July 2024)

Story by Robert Ayson and Jock Phillips, published 20 Jun 2012