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Waikato University Occupation 1999


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When student fees were about to go up again in 1999 there was widespread outrage — a generation of politicians had received the benefits of a free education but were now touting the ideology of user pays.
Organised by Joe Carolyn, Heather Lyall and the FIGHTBACK! Movement, the occupation of the administration building of the University of Waikato was well organised and peaceful. Maybe if it had had burning cars and barricades it would’ve made the six o’clock news, but then nobody would’ve brought along their kids and playing hacky sack would’ve been too hard. It ran for about five days and was fed by donations from the wider community. Eventually everyone went home because they wanted to get on with their lives, and those floors were pretty damn hard.

Item Type: Video
Uncontrolled Keywords: Waikato University Occupation 1999, Survey Hamilton
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Divisions: Schools > School of Media Arts
Depositing User: Joe Citizen
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2012 21:41
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 02:56

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