Pictorial interpretation of the Split Enz song "Six months in a leaky boat" from the album "Time and Tide" (1982). The song was banned by the BBC as the lyrics were considered inappropriate as Britain was engaged in a naval war with the Falklands.
When the song was released in the UK (1982), it was banned by the BBC from airplay as the Royal Navy was involved in the Falklands War. The reference to 'leaky boat' was considered inappropriate timing and a criticism of the war. However, as stated by Neil Finn, the song was written by his brother Tim about two themes: the colonial settlers sailing from the motherland to NZ and Australia (at the time Tim had been reading history books); and the breakup of a personal relationship. (See Radio with Pictures interview.) As noted in a Wikipedia article, the term "A tyranny of distance" is also the title of a book by Geoffrey Blainey: A tyranny of distance: How distance shaped Australia's history (1966).