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Anti-Vietnam War protest at Parliament

Anti-Vietnam War protest at Parliament

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Parliament was the natural focus for the protests of the late 1960s, such as this anti-Vietnam War protest in 1969. Alexander Turnbull Library Dominion Post Collection Reference: F16710 1/4 Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga ...

Anti-Vietnam War protests in Auckland

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Anti-war protesters disrupted a civic reception in Auckland for New Zealand soldiers returning from the Vietnam War.  The civic parade was led by the Band of the Royal New Zealand Artillery, which was followed by Land Rovers carrying the gunners of 161 Battery and troopers from New Zealand’s ...

Union supporters during anti-Vietnam War protest

Union supporters during anti-Vietnam War protest

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By the early 1970s the anti-Vietnam War protest movement had attracted a wide base of support from others wanting to air their issues. In this photograph, Union supporters express their concerns about wage levels during an anti-Vietnam War protest in Wellington, 1971. Image copyright John Miller. ...

Anti-Vietnam War protesters

Anti-Vietnam War protesters

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A crowd of about 4500 anti-Vietnam War protesters gathered in Cuba Street outside the Wellington Town Hall on May Day (1 May) 1971. Alexander Turnbull Library Reference: EP/1971/1880-F Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, ...

Vietnam War protesters greet US Vice-President

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Vietnam War protest poster (Alexander Turnbull Library, MS-Papers-2511-5/1/25-9) United States Vice-President Spiro Agnew’s three-day visit to New Zealand sparked some of the most violent anti-Vietnam War demonstrations seen in this country. Many protesters and some members of the media accused ...

Anti-war protesters- 161 Battery parade

Anti-war protesters- 161 Battery parade

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Anti-Vietnam War protesters outside the Auckland Town Hall, 12 May 1971. This protest coincided with the civic parade held for 161 Battery RNZA and 4 Troop NZSAS, both of whom had just returned from deployment in Vietnam. Watch a photo slideshow of the 161 Battery parade here. Image copyright John ...

Anti-Vietnam War protest in Wellington

Anti-Vietnam War protest in Wellington

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An anti-Vietnam War protest march through central Wellington. This particular protest was part of a national anti-war 'mobilisation' held on 30 April 1971. © John Miller. Not to be published or reproduced without the permission of the copyright holder john miller wellington ...

Film clip: Vietnam War protest at Parliament

Film clip: Vietnam War protest at Parliament

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100 years of Parliament and an anti-Vietnam protest. As Parliament contemplates building the Beehive a century after moving to Wellington, protest against New Zealand's involvement in the Vietnam War mounts and is felt at Parliament. From A capital move, 1965 TVNZ Television Archive P7022 ...

Anti-Vietnam war poster, 1970

Anti-Vietnam war poster, 1970

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Poster produced for the July 1970 anti-Vietnam War ‘mobilisation’. Alexander Turnbull Library Reference: MS-Papers-2511-5/1/25-9 Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image protest ...

Peace Council supporters during anti-Vietnam War protest

Peace Council supporters during anti-Vietnam War protest

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New Zealand's organised peace movement took a strong role in parts of the anti-Vietnam War protests. This particular protest in Wellington was part of a national anti-war 'mobilisation' held on 30 April 1971. © John Miller. Not to be published or reproduced without the permission of ...

Anti-war protesters- Brian Wilson

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Extract from interview with Claire Hall, 8 October 2008 Reproduced with permission of Brian Wilson Victor Company rifleman Brian Wilson recalls a run in with anti-Vietnam War protesters outside his post-war workplace in Wellington. So I never really had much trouble at all being a Vietnam vet ...

Vietnam War protest, 1967

Vietnam War protest, 1967

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the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image protest vietnam war victoria university ...

Women protest against the Vietnam War

Women protest against the Vietnam War

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In this anti-Vietnam War protest in Auckland in 1972, some women claimed a distinctive female opposition. The protest movement eventually expanded into a broader 'rights' movement, including women's rights. © John Miller. Not to be published or reproduced without the permission of ...

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 ...

Anti-Vietnam War protesters at Parliament

Anti-Vietnam War protesters at Parliament

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Anti-Vietnam War protesters gather in the grounds of Parliament in Wellington, November 1969. © John Miller. Not to be published or reproduced without the permission of the copyright holder john miller wellington ...

Home Fires Burning- Papakura Museum

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all ex-Vietnam vets. Professional training- this great display portrays what they taught us. Thank you and well done! Visitor responses to Home Fires Burning The exhibition also touched on the anti-war protest movement in New Zealand through historic film and photography. The backdrop for these ...

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 ...

New Zealand’s day with LBJ

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consternation of his security detail.  When LBJ arrived at Parliament for a state luncheon, supporters outnumbered anti-Vietnam War protesters. Newspapers declared the whistle-stop tour an overwhelming success: ‘the anti-Vietnam campaigners have less strength in the country than they imagined’. This conclusion ...

Protesters highlight New Zealand casualties in Vietnam

Protesters highlight New Zealand casualties in Vietnam

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An anti-Vietnam War protest along Wellington's Willis Street in 1970 draws attention to New Zealand's death toll in the conflict. In total, 37 New Zealand men would lose their lives in Vietnam. From left: students Roger Cruickshank, Tony Larsen, and George Rosenberg with banner. Leading ...

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 on 12 May 1971 to mark the return of 161 Battery RNZA and 4 Troop NZSAS from their deployment in South Vietnam, anti-war protesters staged ...

The Vietnam War

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Zealand's 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 ...

Sappers set the scene

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awareness of the Vietnam War, and no protests:  I certainly didn’t know where Vietnam was. One of the first things I did was ask, “Where the hell is Vietnam?” Do you have a photograph of either Gerard Grieve or Mike Oliver? If so, we would like to add these images to their profile pages. Please email: ...

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 ...

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 ...

Anti-war protest in Auckland

Anti-war protest in Auckland

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Protesters march on the United States Consulate in Auckland, 21 April 1972. This demonstration was held in conjunction with the National Anti-War Conference at Auckland University. By this time, direct New Zealand involvement in the Vietnam conflict was winding down. © John Miller. Not to be ...

Anti-Vietnam War protest- John Miller photographs

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John Miller photographed the anti-Vietnam War protest movement in Auckland and Wellington in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was still at school when he took his first images of the protest movement in 1967. In 2003 he received a Media Peace Prize Lifetime Award in recognition of his ...

Medical Intervention- No Front Line

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bookends New Zealand’s involvement in the war. In 1963, United States pressure for a show of faith in the escalating war coincided with a growing protest movement. Up for re-election, Prime Minister Keith Holyoake attempted to please both sides by dispatching a civilian surgical team under the Colombo ...

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 ...

Anti-war protesters outside Auckland Town Hall- 161 Battery parade

Anti-war protesters outside Auckland Town Hall- 161 Battery parade

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Anti-war protesters gather outside the Auckland Town Hall prior to the 161 Battery civic parade, 12 May 1971. The placards they carry make explicit claims about the actions of New Zealand forces in Vietnam. See more photos of the 161 Battery parade here. © John Miller. Not to be published or ...

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 ...

My Brothers in Arms*- Poem

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In memory of all soldiers of the Vietnam Conflict who in faithful service fell and those who returned only to be consumed by the dark legacy of war. We fought in the jungles of South Vietnam We were there with the ANZACs to free up the land But what hurt us so bad others don't understand We ...

While He's Away- No Front Line

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counterpart to embrace the more relaxed social mores and flexible gender roles emerging throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Most Vietnam War-era brides didn’t question the army’s expectation of dutiful housewifery. They left work when they married or ‘fell’ pregnant, preferably with a healthy margin between the ...

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 ...

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 ...

New Zealand's day with LBJ

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primarily to shore up support for the war in Vietnam. New Zealand's National government had been cautious in its approach to Vietnam, initially sending a Civilian Surgical Team to Qui Nhon in Binh Dinh province in 1963. Under continuing US pressure, the Holyoake government provided 25 Army engineers in ...

Maj John Millbanke Masters

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Cross, to campaigning for the rights of Vietnam War veterans exposed to the defoliant Agent Orange. The Military Cross, presented to Masters by the Queen, followed an action in Borneo in 1965 when Masters, attached to a Gurkha regiment, was retreating with his patrol under heavy fire. A sergeant major ...

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 ...

Modern Anzac Day

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much redefinition. A pretext for protest Anzac Day was caught up in the protest movements of the 1960s and 1970s, especially around issues of peace and women's rights. In 1967, Christchurch members of the left-wing Progressive Youth Movement laid a wreath in protest against the Vietnam War. They were later ...

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 ...

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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