Day of rage, September 12

Day of Rage September 12

Day of rage, September 12

Poster announcing march time and location to protest the 1981 South African Springbok rugby tour of New Zealand. Poster features head and shoulders image of Steve Biko and quote from Donald Woods in black text on red background, then key dates in red text on black background below. Full text from top: ‘Day of Rage, September 12. “Before the murder of Steve Biko I used to say: ...these (apartheid) policies are unjust. Following his murder I say: ... these bastards must be fought!” Donald Woods. 1977-Steve Biko Murdered. 1980-NZRFU invites BOKS. 1981-3rd Test: Auckland.’ Footer text: ‘Published by Stop the Tour Action Committee, PO Box 9047, Courtenay Place, Wellington’.
Historical Note
Saturday, 12 September 1981 was the date of the third and final test between the Springboks and the All Blacks and was played at Eden Park in Auckland. It was also the anniversary of the murder in South Africa in 1977 of Steve Biko.
Biographical Note
Steve Biko (1946-1977) was an anti-apartheid activist who died after being interrogated by police under South Africa’s anti-terrorism laws.


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