Title / object name
Badge, ’STOP The ’81 Tour’
|Maker ||Role ||Date |
|HART (Halt All Racist Tours) ||creating agency ||1981 |
tin, paper, plastic, ink
|Overall ||44 (Height) x 44 (Width) x 7 (Depth) mm|
Gift of Annette Anderson, 2009
This badge was made by HART (Halt All Racist Tours) for protesters to wear during the 1981 Springbok rugby tour. The heart motif became the most well-known symbol of the anti-Springbok tour movement.
Where do you stand?
For those not in the front line, wearing an anti-tour badge was a simple way to declare their allegiance. Anti-tour protesters argued that sport was not separate from politics, and that playing rugby against South Africa condoned apartheid. Some also saw the tour as an opportunity to address racism in New Zealand.