Bastion Point protest, 1978

Protesters and police at Bastion Point during its occupation in 1978.


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Community contributions

12 Nov 2012

Does anyone have any info on peoples perspective on the bastion point protest. Not just Ngati Whatua or govt. but like maybe other citizens in the area. I don't know?

29 Apr 2011
Where on the internet can I find information about how the media reported on teh Bastion Point events and whether that reporting was biassed? Thanks.
30 Jun 2010
Hi Andre - you should be able to find news footage in 'Bastion Point - the Untold Story' (NZOnScreen). Cheers, Jamie
30 Jun 2010
i need news footage of Bastion Point where do i find it i need it urgent
12 Aug 2009
was bastion point taken because of the public works act??
19 Jun 2009
Tina Te Ara provides this excellent resource for information on Ngati Whatua See also the link to the Waitangi Tribunal site below.
19 Jun 2009
-who is Ngati Whatua
cindy paki
14 Jun 2009
Kia Ora could you please tell me a waiata relating to ngatiwhatua o orakei please. could any one please tell me if so could I obtain a moteatea of the place and the whakapapa of the waka mahuhukiterangi. Thankyou A descendant of Apihai Te Kawau
27 May 2009
Kaye - it was in January 1977 and the occupation of Bastion Point lasted 506 days until 25 May 1978.
kaye kaye
27 May 2009
what date did the bastion point protest start?


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