september / 06

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)

6th September, 1965 : The Prime Minister of South Africa, Dr Verwoerd, has unleashed a storm with remarks suggesting that a New Zealand rugby team due to tour in 1967 would not be allowed to contain Maoris, “We expect visitors to behave in accordance with our customs and … everybody knows what our customs are,” he said today. New Zealand officials have warned that such an attitude could put an end to their tours of South Africa.

[When in Rome..]

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