Anti-nuke Politician Remembered

New Zealand politician Fraser Colman, remembered for travelling to Mururoa Atoll in 1973 to draw attention to French nuclear testing in the Pacific has died, aged 83. Colman sailed on board the frigate Otago in the world’s first government-sponsored ban-the-bomb protest. He held the position of Labour Party assistant general-secretary from 1955 until elected MP for Petone in an April 1967 by-election. When Labour won the 1972 election Colman became minister of mines, immigration, and associate minister of works and development. He died at home in Lower Hutt suburb, Wainuiomata.

Fraser Colman: 1925 – 11 April 2008

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