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Hodgson, Trace 1958-: ANZUS persuasion. 'We want to be your friends, David, we want to look after you. So play the game or we'll smash your kneecaps in! Right, Bob?' 'Right, Boss'. New Zealand Listener, 1 September, 1984.

Reference Number: H-652-005

American President Ronald Reagan is seen applying mafia boss style pressure on New Zealand Prime Minister David Lange, watched by Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke. Exhibition caption reads - It was undoubtedly naive of David Lange and his government to think that the declaration of a New Zealand nuclear-free zone would be tolerated by New Zealand's ANZUS allies. The United States refused to confirm or deny whether visiting warships were nuclear powered or armed, effectively bringing the tripartite defence treaty to an abrupt end. The result, despite pressure from Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke, was an uneasy truce.

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1 image, categorised under Ink drawings, Caricatures and Cartoons (Commentary), related to Trace Hodgson, Book title Ian F. The Other Side of the Ditch Grant, The Other Side of the Ditch (Exhibition title) 2001., Rt Hon David Russell Lange, Rt Hon Robert James Lee Hawke, Ronald Reagan, ANZUS Council, Listener (Periodical), Australia, United States, New Zealand, Australia - Defences, New Zealand - Defences and New Zealand - Military relations - United States.

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Hodgson, Trace 1958-: ANZUS persuasion. 'We want to be your friends, David, we want to look after you. So play the game or we'll smash your kneecaps in! Right, Bob?' 'Right, Boss'. New Zealand Listener, 1 September, 1984., Reference Number H-652-005 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 A4 size photocopy.A4 size photocopy.. Single art work

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