Title : Protest Tautohetohe: Objects of Resistance, Persistence and Defiance
Photographer(s) : AA.VV.
Writer(s) : Stephanie Gibson, Matariki Williams and Puawai Cairns
Designer(s): Strategy Creative Auckland
Publisher(s): Te Papa Press, Wellington, New Zealand
Year : 2019
Print run :
Language(s) : English
Pages : 496
Size : 20 x 25,5 cm
Binding : Softcover with dust jacket
Print : Printed by Everbest, Wellington, New Zealand
Nation(s) and year(s) of Protest : New Zealand, various years
ISBN : 978-0994146045
An illustrated history of protest and activism in Aotearoa New Zealand.
For a small, peaceful democracy in the South Pacific, New Zealand has had its fair share of major protest issues, and over the decades New Zealanders have become adept at mobilising around causes. From protest about war – be it the New Zealand Wars, the Great War, the Vietnam War or the invasion of Iraq – to trade union action, protests against apartheid and nuclear ship visits, protest for the rights of women and LGBTQI people, protests for better race relations and to protect the environment, and protest to save key services and protect heritage, Aotearoa New Zealand has a long legacy of activism. This richly illustrated book brings together the objects made by protesters to proclaim and symbolise their causes and their struggles. From banners to badges, t-shirts to teatowels, posters to photographs, it is a vivid reflection of 250 years of resistance and persistence.