The Christchurch Star of 23 November 1963 and the assassination of John F. Kennedy

One of the more curious gems in our collection is The Christchurch Star and the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

The Christchurch Star’s article on the assassination has become a touchstone of conspiracy theorists:

Preoccupation with the Christchurch Star connection had existed since 1963 but intensified with the release in 1992 of Oliver Stone’s movie JFK, which puts forward a conspiracy view of the assassination. It uses, as part of its evidence, the front page of the Christchurch Star of 23 November 1963. There were claims that the Christchurch Star coverage contained information which was pre-packaged by conspirators prior to the assassination taking place and distributed in the US and then sent out to New Zealand very soon after the event. They say Oswald’s background was reported far too quickly and it must have been a CIA-planted cover story.

Find out more on our page on The Christchurch Star and the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

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The Christchurch Star front page, 23 November 1963

2 thoughts on “The Christchurch Star of 23 November 1963 and the assassination of John F. Kennedy

  1. Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall 24 November 2010 / 1:49 pm

    Why does every generation have to prove who killed Kennedy? French intelligence first solved the mystery in 1965. And New Orleans DA Jim Garrison interviewed every living witness he could find – including one of the sharpshooters – for his grand jury investigation. He concluded the conspiracy orginated at the highest levels of government: the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The the House Committee on Assassinations proved in 1978 that Oswald didn’t do it alone. And Oliver Stone had to prove it all over again in his 1992 movie. I write about this and other antics of the professional criminals who control our government in my recent memoir: THE MOST REVOLUTIONARY ACT: MEMOIR OF AN AMERICAN REFUGEE (www.stuartbramhall.com). I currently live in exile in New Plymouth (New Zealand).

  2. Andrew 8 October 2015 / 10:59 pm

    What an awesome place to be exiled to!

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