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Walker, Malcolm, 1950- :President Chirac has given me directions where to go to collect his letter of apology...Ah! It must be here!...Seems a funny place to collect a French letter...but I suppose the President knows what he's doing... Sunday News, 13 J

Reference Number: A-316-2-015

New Zealand Prime Minister David Lange follows the directions to a pharmacy where 'french letters', or condoms, can be purchased. The French government was reluctant to acknowledge and apologise for its role in the bombing of the Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior which was tied up at the Princes Wharf in Auckland, New Zealand on 10 July 1985.

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1 image, categorised under Clippings and Cartoons (Commentary), related to Malcolm Walker, Rt Hon David Russell Lange, Jacques Rene Chirac, Rainbow Warrior (Ship), Sunday News (Newspaper), Auckland City, France, Pharmaceutical services, Espionage, Mines (Military explosives) and France - Foreign relations - New Zealand.

Part of:
Various artists :Collection of newspaper clippings, photocopies and bromides of cartoons by Van der Voo (A-316-1), Malcolm Walker (A-316-2), Mark Winter (A-316-3), Neil Lonsdale (A-316-4)., Reference Number A-316 (18 digitised items)

Extent: 1 newspaper clipping.Newspaper cutting 165 x 275 mm.. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: In fact, Chirac was Premier or Prime Minister, rather than President, at the time this cartoon was published.

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