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No Nukes: The Nuclear Free Campaign in Auckland

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  • Fri 29 Sep 2023, 12:00pm–1:00pm


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Seonaid Harvey

No Nukes : The Story of the Nuclear Free Campaign in Auckland

The story of how ordinary people created a movement that changed New Zealand's foreign policy and our identity as a nation. This is part of Auckland’s heritage as the Waitemata Harbour was host to significant events including the tragic bombing of Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior.

Maire Leadbeater, author of ‘Peace, Power and Politics: How New Zealand Became Nuclear Free’ (2013) and Frances Palmer will focus on the energy and creativity of the movement from the hundreds of Peace Squadron boats confronting nuclear warships and submarines to the diverse groups of scientists, doctors, engineers, artists, and ordinary citizens to who took this cause to the politicians and to the streets. The talk will be accompanied by a powerpoint presentation consisting of a photographic record of these momentous peace activities. Frances Palmer will talk about a history resource for schools on these events.

About the speaker
Maire Leadbeater
At the height of peace movement activity in the mid-1980s, Maire was the high-profile spokesperson for Auckland CND. Maire writes from the conviction that Aotearoa can play a major role in world affairs as a principled advocate for peace and justice. Her publications include:
“Peace, Power and Politics, How New Zealand became Nuclear Free” Otago University Press. 2013 “See No Evil: New Zealand’s Complicity in the Betrayal of the People of West Papua”, Otago University Press, 2018.

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