Forward to Freedom: South Africa's Anti-Apartheid Movement historical archive – in pictures
The Anti-Apartheid Movement has launched a website which documents its campaign against the apartheid regime in South Africa.
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'Flour-bomb test' ends Springbok tour
The third and deciding rugby test at Eden Park, Auckland, is best remembered for the flares and flour bombs dropped onto the playing field. Outside the ground, violence erupted on an unprecedented scale.
The 1981 Springbok rugby tour - 1981 Springbok tour
For 56 days in July, August and September 1981, New Zealanders were divided against each other in the largest civil disturbance seen since the 1951 waterfront dispute. The cause of this was the visit of the South African rugby team – the Springboks.
Rage against the machine: NZ 1981
(1981 Tour to NZ) Barbed wire had to be placed around a number of rugby fields to protect the players. But despite these actions, 2 matches were cancelled after major protest riots. Before 1981, South Africa had always insisted that New Zealand send only white players to play in their country. Some of New Zealands's top rugby players have been men of colour. The below link gives some details of the tour from a South African players POV.
Capturing conflict: Robin Morrison
Protest photography was one of the themes during our exhibition A Decade of Days – Auckland through Robin Morrison’s eyes. Sharon Hawke and Jos Wheeler, all too familiar with conflict beyond the lens, reflect on Morrison’s images from Bastion Point and the Springbok Tour of 1981.