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Anti-tour protestors and police in Molesworth Street, Wellington - Photograph taken by Ian Mackley, 30 July 1981

Reference Number: EP/1981/2622/13A-F

Baton-weilding police and anti tour demonstators clash in Molesworth Street, Wellington. Photographed on the 30th of July 1981 by Evening Post photographer Ian Mackley.

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Anti tour protestors and police in Molesworth Street, Wellington - Photographed by Ian Mackley, Reference Number EP/1981/2622-F (1 digitised items)
Further negatives of the Evening Post newspaper, Reference Number PAColl-7327-2 (1639 digitised items)
The Dominion Post :Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post and Dominion newspapers, Reference Number PAColl-7327 (2038 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s) image on negative stripSingle negative

Historical Notes: Protests were against the 1981 Springbok rugby tour. In Hamilton protestors occupied the ground and the game was concelled. This resulted in the Muldoon Government using riot police, and for the rest of the tour games were played behind barbed wire barriers. On the streets protestors and police clashed in increasingly violent battles

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