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Protest against the USS Texas

Protest against the USS Texas

On 11 August 1983 these marchers in Wellington demonstrated against the visit of USS Texas to the city's port. The protesters carried a model of the Statue of Liberty wielding an atomic weapon. The growing anti-nuclear movement in New Zealand was hostile to visits from US ships because the Americans refused to confirm or deny whether their ships carried nuclear weapons.

About this item

Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1983/3124/21A
Photograph by Stuart Ramson

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

How to cite this page:

Robert Ayson and Jock Phillips. 'United States and New Zealand - Nuclear-free 1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 16-Nov-12
URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/32900/protest-against-the-uss-texas