USS Buchanan anti-nuclear cartoon

‘Can’t understand all this fuss they’re making over radiation!’ On 4 February 1985 the Labour government refused the USS Buchanan entry to New Zealand ports on the grounds that the United States would neither confirm nor deny that the ship had nuclear capability.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Cartoonist: Eric Heath
Reference: H-302-00x
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any reuse of this image.

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