1981 Springbok Tour oral history project

23 Jun 1996 - 28 Jul 1996

Comprises interviews with a randomly selected group of New Zealanders who reflect on the 1981 Springbok Tour of New Zealand. The interviews formed the basis of an academic research project to investigate the impact of the Tour on the country. Interviewees respond to a set of questions relating to their views and actions in 1981 and their opinions on the Tour now. Topics discussed include: personal stance on Tour; effect on social relationships; views on rugby; the mixture of politics and sport; the attitude of the New Zealand Rugby Union; the role of the Government and Prime Minister Muldoon; the actions of protesters; the role of the media; protest groups such as HART (Halt All Racist Tours); the role of the police and the Red Squad; race relations in New Zealand; impact on New Zealand.

Source of title - Title supplied by donor

Arrangement: Original recordings: OHC-020043 - OHC-020077

Abstracts: OHA-7038 - OHA-7072

Quantity: 35 C60 cassette(s). 35 printed abstract(s). 35 interview(s).

Finding Aids: Abstract Available - abstracting complete.

Provenance: The project was carried out by honours students at the Department of History, Massey University and was part of the assessment for an honours paper supervised by Dr David Thompson. Thirty-five interviewees agreed that their interviews could be deposited in the Library

Donor/Lender/Vendor - David Thomson, Department of History, Massey University, Palmerston North

Processing information: Individual interviews not yet described

Public use may require the permission of the copyright holder Copyright: Copyright is held by Alexander Turnbull Library
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35 C60 cassette(s), 35 printed abstract(s), 35 interview(s), Oral histories
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