HART, the Halt All Racist Tours organisation, turned 50 last month. At a symposium in Wellington to mark the anniversary, the talk turned to the elderly woman who was batoned by police on Molesworth St, during a Springbok Tour protest march in 1981. Her name was Rona Bailey and she was 66, far older than most of the protesters that evening.

Many of the people at the symposium were on that march and they have now reached that age. Boomers! How time flies.

Bailey is featured in the book Protest Tautohetohe, a record of protest in Aotearoa, written by three

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