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April 1 1972 was the day a clash between a 120-strong motorcycle gang and members of the Mongrel Mob took place in Palmerston North. According to news reports, a derelict house was burnt down, a hotel in Ashhurst was badly damaged, 30 arrests were made and a number of people required hospital treatment during the conflict. This image shows the brawl that took place in The Square.

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2016N_IMCA-DigitalMaster_013112
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Motorcycle Gang in The Square
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B&W negative
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Palmerston North
Date
April 1, 1972

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