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Cathedral Square

Peace City Site:

Cathedral Square has always been a popular site for peace protests and marches. Here, speakers such as former Prime Minister, Norman Kirk, rallied support for the Southern Hemisphere Nuclear Free Zone in the early 1960s.

Peace campaigners held stalls to collect signatures for petitions calling for a nuclear free New Zealand and South Pacific; spoke out against wars such as Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq; and commemorated the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Cathedral Square, Central City

Last updated: 30.03.2015