Stop the tour : my New Zealand story / Bill Nagelkerke.

By: Nagelkerke, Bill, 1958- [author,, translator.]Material type: TextTextSeries: My New Zealand storyPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Scholastic New Zealand, 2021Edition: Redesigned editionDescription: 176 pages ; 20 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781775437178; 1775437175Uniform titles: Sitting on the fence Subject(s): Springbok Tour (1981 : New Zealand) -- Children's fiction | Rugby Union football -- New Zealand -- Children's fiction | Prejudices -- Children's fiction | Apartheid -- South Africa -- Children's fictionGenre/Form: Children's stories, New Zealand. | Diary fiction. DDC classification: NZ823.2 Summary: The Springbok Tour held in New Zealand over 3 months in 1981 remains one of the most divisive periods in New Zealand's recent history. Through his (fictional) diary entries, we learn about Martin Daly's experiences during the tour and his thoughts and feelings about the escalating conflict that he just can't seem to escape from. His sister, Sarah, is out to stop the tour in protest against South Africa's apartheid system. His rugby-mad dad is equally determined that the tour should go ahead. Martin wishes the whole thing would simply go away. But a growing understanding of the issues helps him to stop sitting on the fence and choose a side.
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Novel for children.

"First published in 2007 by Scholastic New Zealand as part of the My Story series 'Sitting on the fence.' This retitled and redesigned edition published in 2021 as part of the My New Zealand Story series"--Publisher information.

The Springbok Tour held in New Zealand over 3 months in 1981 remains one of the most divisive periods in New Zealand's recent history. Through his (fictional) diary entries, we learn about Martin Daly's experiences during the tour and his thoughts and feelings about the escalating conflict that he just can't seem to escape from. His sister, Sarah, is out to stop the tour in protest against South Africa's apartheid system. His rugby-mad dad is equally determined that the tour should go ahead. Martin wishes the whole thing would simply go away. But a growing understanding of the issues helps him to stop sitting on the fence and choose a side.

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