Women against the tour, March from Merivale Mall

Unite in opposition to Apartheid

Women against the tour, March from Merivale Mall, May 1, 7.00 pm

Poster announcing march time and location to protest the 1981 Springbok tour of New Zealand. Depicts black text on buff background with central image of a group of South African women. Full text reads from top: ‘Unite in opposition to apartheid. Our sisters in S.A. suffer double oppression. Women against the tour. March from Merivale Mall May 1, 7.00 pm.’
Historical Note
Friday, 1 May 1981 was the second National Day of Action against the tour, organised nationally by Halt All Racist Tours (HART) to co-ordinate numerous smaller and local protest groups. The first National Day of Action had been on 5 December 1980. In Christchurch, four separate marches were organised from different points in the city (Riccarton, Sydenham, Lancaster Park and Merivale) to converge on Cathedral Square for a rally. Several groups were involved in organising the marches, including the Christchurch Coalition Against the Tour (CAT) and Women Against the Tour.


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