27 Jul 2016

Sound Archives: The 1981 Springbok Tour

From Afternoons, 1:36 pm on 27 July 2016

Thirty five years ago this week we were in the middle of New Zealand's 'winter of discontent' - embroiled in the 1981 Springbok Tour with protests taking place all over the country.

RNZ news and sports reporters were in the thick of it, as the conflict between police, protestors and rugby fans became more and more heated.  

Archived sound recordings from those turbulent times are held in the radio collection at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision and today Sarah Johnston is going to take us back to 1981.

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