A country divided — 1981 Springbok tour

For 56 days in July to September 1981, New Zealanders were divided against each other because of the Springbok rugby tour. Explore our online exhibition of photos and cartoons about the 1981 Springbok tour from the Alexander Turnbull Library collections.

Feature image — Barbed wire protecting a rugby ground, 1981, by Evening Post staff photographer. Ref: EP/1981/2842/2-F. Alexander Turnbull Library.