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Auckland Peace Forum records.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-2008/5

Scope and Contents

Includes minutes, correspondence, administrative records, and a survey of peace groups. The records cover a period from about 1984 to 1989. Because of the nature of the Forum, its records are not particularly organised, and the minutes and correspondence include other records such as duplicates, newsletters, clippings, and publicity material.


  • ca 1983-1989


Conditions Governing Access

Not restricted.

Biographical / Historical

The Auckland Peace Forum was formed in the 1980s as an umbrella organisation for a wide variety of Auckland-based peace and justice groups. While these groups shared much in their goals and beliefs, a need was perceived for a common forum where networking and the coordination of activities could take place, in order that the time and energies of the various groups could be best utilised. Regular meetings were held to share ideas and contacts, and the Auckland Peace Forum office was started to provide a central location for coordinating initiatives and providing resources and information to groups and the general public. Key events in the forum’s history were the protests against French nuclear testing in the Pacific (and the Rainbow Warrior bombing), and the UN International Year of Peace in 1986.

Around 1989 the APF disbanded due to a lack of support from local organisations.


0.5 metres (2 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Helen Yensen, 17 October 2003.

Inventory of the records of the Auckland Peace Forum.
Wakefield Harper.
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections, University of Auckland Repository

5 Alfred Street
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142 New Zealand