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Remembering turbulent times in Pacific history

Saturday 26 September 2015 | Published in Weekend

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Remembering turbulent times in Pacific history
From left, the anti-nuclear 'dream team' Peter Heays, Brian Mason, Travis Moore, Jolene Bosanquet and Captain Tua Pitman reunite to relive their shared memories.

Sarah Wilson recalls the time back in 1995 when a group of Rarotonga residents became involved in a huge protest campaign against nuclear testing on the French Polynesian island of Mururoa. The local protest effort was aided by the Cook Islands government, which arranged for the voyaging canoe Te Au O Tonga to join the protest flotilla.

Sarah Wilson recalls the time back in 1995 when a group of Rarotonga residents became involved in a huge protest campaign against nuclear testing on the French Polynesian island of Mururoa. The local protest effort was aided by the Cook Islands government, which arranged for the voyaging canoe Te Au O Tonga to join the protest flotilla.


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