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This image was taken (but not used) for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 01 August 1981. Barbed wire was erected around the Showgrounds and barricades blocked parts of Cuba Street in anticipation of anti-Apartheid and anti-Springbok Tour protests during the rugby match played between the Springboks and Manawatū on 1 August 1981.

Army engineers from Linton camp erected barbed wire (made of three coils stacked in pyramid formation, held in place by stakes) under the cover of darkness the night before as a training exercise. They ran some 400 meters from Waldegrave Street to Pascal street.

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Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2021N_2017-20_034781_002
Title
Barbed wire at the Showgrounds
Relation
Manawatu Standard Negative Collection
Format
B&W negative
Held In
IMCA Digital Archive
Archive
Manawatū Evening Standard Negative Collection

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Place
Palmerston North
Date
August 1, 1981

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Fairfax Media New Zealand

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