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Syd Jackson: Life and Times of a Fully Fledged Activist

Television (Full Length) – 2003

Syd Jackson was the best thing to happen to the union.
– Dorothy Fraser, Clerical Workers Union
The fear of Māori politics was mixed with the fear of Māori anarchy.
– Jane Kelsey, political commentator
As tāngata whenua we should be seeking nothing less than the restoration of what we once had.
– Syd Jackson
We wanted to eliminate racism in this country, and that developed very quickly for me into the belief that we really had no option but to take the country back. [...] We focused on making our people, strong, proud and ... arrogant, of who they are and what they are.
– Syd Jackson, on Māori youth movement Ngā Tamatoa
'Good luck Jackson, you'll make a good freezing worker.'
– The acting principal of Nelson College's words to the departing Syd Jackson

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