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The world was watching

Looking back at the 1981 Springbok Tour. Protests and controversy about South Africa, racism and sport had been around in varying degrees since 1921 but came to a head with the 1981 Springbok Rugby...

United Bowling Club’s vandalised green

Views of United Bowling Club president R. N. Ferguson, kneeling next to the slogan gouged in No. 1 green. The slogan reads “ATAC” which possibly refers to the Anti-Tour Action Committee.

Date 1972-05-17
Format Negative
Resource Type Image
Collection 1972 Christchurch Star negative strips

Anti-Apartheid demonstration

Anti-Apartheid demonstrators protesting the arrival of the South African Rugby League team at Christchurch Airport.

Date 1963-08-02
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1960 - 1964 Star photographs

Protest against South African Rugby Board president

Protesters against apartheid and the Springbok Rugby Tour gathered outside Noah's Hotel while the president of the South African Rugby Board (Danie Craven) is inside.

Date 1981-10-27
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1981 Star photographs