'Sharps of Sabotage' from the 1981 Springbok Tour; Manawatu March Against the Sp...

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New Zealand Rugby Museum

Name/Title

'Sharps of Sabotage' from the 1981 Springbok Tour

About this object

Glass, pins, tacks and fish hooks concealed inside tennis balls and fired on Lancaster Park by anti-tour demonstrators, are sharp reminders of the depth of feeling the 1981 Springbok tour unleashed. Although the mass protests and civil unrest of the 1981 tour are seen as the pinnacle of the rugby and race debate, protests against playing South African teams began as early as 1960 when the All Blacks bowed to the race laws of the republic and selected a touring team with no coloured players.

Maker

Manawatu March Against the Springbok Tour Organising Committee

Maker Role

Protestors

Date Made

1981

Place Made

New Zealand / Palmerston North

Medium and Materials

Ink on paper

Measurements

21.5 x 15 cm

Credit Line

Anonymous Donor, 1981

Object Type

Leaflet

Object number

93/483/8

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racism
Springboks
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tennis
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