Springbok Tour 1981

The 1981 South African rugby tour, known as the Springbok Tour, polarised opinions and inspired widespread protests across New Zealand. This pack contains two items from Bishop Brian Ashby’s collection of papers relating to the Springbok Tour which help to clarify the position taken by the Catholic Church, and other denominations at the time.

Catholic Archives in the Classroom

Over time we will develop educational resources suitable for primary, secondary and tertiary students.

Classes are invited to visit the Diocesan Archives for a behind the scenes tour where we can discuss topics such as the importance of archives in research, how archives are cared for to ensure long term preservation and accessibility, career opportunities in archives and records management, and what can be researched at the Diocesan Archives.  The Archivist can visit schools to talk to classes about the Diocesan holdings or other related topics.

Teachers are encouraged to contact the Diocesan Archivist to discuss their requirements.

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