• Short Summary

    Troops, backed by more than 500 policemen, cleared over 300 Maori men, women and children from their homes on ancestral Maori land near the city of Auckland in New Zealand on Thursday (25 May).

  • Description

    Troops, backed by more than 500 policemen, cleared over 300 Maori men, women and children from their homes on ancestral Maori land near the city of Auckland in New Zealand on Thursday (25 May). The land was at Bastion Point, a choice site overlooking Waitemata Harbour. Always a prized Maori possession, it has been expropriated by the government for housing development. After the police moved the peaceful Maori protestors and arrested more than 200 of them, their homes were bulldozed down. Later, as Maoris and supporters held peaceful protests throughout New Zealand, the Lands Minister in Mr. Robert Muldoon's government, Mr. Venn Young warned the Maoris not to try to seize back the land. Here with a report on the police action is Chas Toogood of the Broadcasting Corporation of New Zealand.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8Z3XXPNPELFE81MEDS97ZDHA0
    Media URN:
    VLVA8Z3XXPNPELFE81MEDS97ZDHA0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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