Story: Cold War

Nuclear warship protests: Nelson (2nd of 3)

Nuclear warship protests: Nelson

The anxiety that nuclear-warship visits could make ports a target for attack by perceived Cold War enemies is highlighted in this placard at an anti-nuclear protest in Nelson in November 1983. A related fear was that nuclear-propelled ships could have an accident while in port and leak deadly radiation.

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Nelson Provincial Museum, Nelson Daily Mail Collection
Reference: NM 5746

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How to cite this page:

Gerald Hensley, 'Cold War - The last decade: the 1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 October 2021)

Story by Gerald Hensley, published 20 Jun 2012