Cartoon Of The Day 31st Aug 2017
 
QLD (Collette, Australian,1971)

When the South African Springbok rugby team visited Australia in 1971 there were large demonstrations wherever they played. In order to ensure the South Africans could play without too much interruption in Queensland, the Premier Bjelke-Peterson declared a State of Emergency. This was taken by opponents of apartheid as an extreme declaration of support for racism, by the State which less than 100 years before was still trading in slaves.


Ref: A Cartoon History Of Australia Jonathan King


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