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John Minto, Halt All Racist Tours (HART)

Helmet
Helmet circa 1981, Speedway, New Zealand. Gift of John Minto, 2008. Te Papa

At times, the confrontations in New Zealand between Springbok tour protesters and supporters turned violent. Protesters in the front line protected themselves with whatever they could. John Minto, the national organiser of Halt All Racist Tours (HART), wore this helmet.



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