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Newspaper Cuttings, Auckland Prison Riots

Identifier: clels4

Scope and Contents

A collection of handwritten notes, photocopied newspaper clippings and typed script. Details the Auckland prison riot of July 1965 including the inquiry and court proceedings involving Daniel MacMillan and other prisoners, the events of the riots and personal accounts. Also includes some information on the earlier revolt of 1960. The publication date range is c. 1960-1979. The subject matter includes dates as early as 1954.


  • Collection covers ca 1960-2010

Conditions Governing Access

Access is freely available within the J.C.Beaglehole Room for research and private study. For any use beyond this, please contact the J.C.Beaglehole Room ( in the first instance.


From the Fonds: 100 linear_centimeters (Hutt Valley Independent and Upper Hutt Advertiser (2009.044) has been given a call number (DU401.1 H982) and is located on the Atlas shelving.)

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Repository Details

Part of the J C Beaglehole Room, Victoria University of Wellington Library Repository

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