Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Trove Tuesday - 8 May 1970

May the 8th 1970 sticks in my memory because it was the day Mr GeniAus and I were wed in downtown Sydney. That auspicious event didn't make the newspapers of the day as it was overshadowed by something much bigger which hindered our wedding cars' progress and caused our reception to start late.

I had a look at Trove to see if I could find any contemporary reports of that huge event which is outside the dates covered by most newspapers digitised on Trove.

News of the Moratorium was on the front page of The Canberra Times. You can read a clear copy here http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article110320285

1970 'Thousands join in Moratorium, few incidents', The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995), 9 May, p. 1. , viewed 08 May 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article110320285
The article continues here  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article110320285 on page 3 of the newspaper. 

The Pictures, photos, objects  search returned a a good number of links to photographs, badges and posters which I dare not share here as I may infringe copyright.

On Pandora I found several web pages but access to some articles was restricted to 70 years after the event. This one from South Australia was available:

Celebrating South Australia  8 May 1970 Vietnam Moratorium March


In the People and organisations results I found references to several individuals and bodies who were involved in the campaign. There were also several links in the Music, Sound and Video results.

Although there were few newspaper reports the Vietnam Moratorium has a decent coverage in Trove


Anne Young said...

Happy wedding anniversary.

Did you try Google news archive? THe archive seems to have the Sun Herald confused with SMH : ( https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=lL5f5cZgq8MC&dat=19700510&printsec=frontpage&hl=en but there is a report page 2 https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=lL5f5cZgq8MC&dat=19700510&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

GeniAus said...

Because it was a Trove Tuesday post I stuck to the spirit of the theme and restricted my search to Trove.


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