11 Apr 2018

Sound Archives: The Springbok Tour that Never Was

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:40 pm on 11 April 2018

Forty-five years ago this week,  debate was raging in New Zealand over something that never happened – the 1973 Springbok tour of New Zealand, which had just been cancelled by the Labour government of Prime Minister Norman Kirk.

In today’s trip to the sound archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision we will hear about this and the reaction of Kiwi rugby fans, which set the scene for the showdown of the 1981 Springbok Tour.

 

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