Kōrero: Cold War

Sutch's 'spy' trial

Sutch's 'spy' trial

Bill Sutch (left), his wife, Shirley Smith, and his lawyer, Mike Bungay, arrive at a Wellington court to defend Sutch against a charge of obtaining information that would be helpful to an enemy – in this instance the Soviet Union. After a sensational trial Sutch was acquitted of the charge in February 1975. He died a few months later, in September.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: EP-1974-6745a

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

All images & media in this story

Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Gerald Hensley, 'Cold War - The Cold War at home', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/32720/sutchs-spy-trial (accessed 27 June 2019)

Story by Gerald Hensley, published 20 Jun 2012