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Rise Up: The Story of the Dawn Raids and the Polynesian Panthers

Photograph of people in the polynesian panthers.
Sunset over ice in Antarctica.

by Pauline Vaeluaga Smith

The article “Rise Up: The Story of the Dawn Raids and the Polynesian Panthers” recounts the story of the dawn raids that took place in Aotearoa in the 1970s. Under instruction from the government of the day, police and immigration officials invaded the homes of Polynesian people in the early hours of the morning, demanding evidence that they were lawfully living in Aotearoa.

Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2018

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 4

Reading year level: 7

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: 1970s, activists, change, citizenship, civil rights, dawn raids, deportation, education, immigration, New Zealand history, Operation Pot Black, overstayers, Pacific, police, Polynesian Panthers, politics, power, protest, racism, social action

In: School Journal Level 4 November 2018

Publication date: November 2018

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