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The response of the Labour Movement to conscription: political objectors to military service

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In the early part of the 20th Century, Christchurch was an absolute hotbed of socialism, and the advent of World War...

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The legacy of the World War I peace movement

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The end of the war did not mean the end of the peace movement. Instead, in the interwar years there...

The response of the Labour Movement to conscription: political objectors to military service

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In the early part of the 20th Century, Christchurch was an absolute hotbed of socialism, and the advent of World War...

Women peacemakers

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Women were not directly affected by compulsory military training or conscription, but many mothers, wives, aunts, sisters and grandmothers had...

Conscription, and those who objected for religious, ethical or humanitarian reasons

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As the war continued and the high number of casualties became known, volunteers were less keen to enlist. The New...

Pre-War Anti-Militarism and the Passive Resisters Union

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The pre-war peace movement began in response to the 1909 Defence Act which introduced compulsory military training or ‘Peacetime Conscription’....

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Tim Armstrong 1939

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A newspaper photograph of Tim Armstrong (left), with Michael Joseph Savage and Dan Sullivan.

Members of New Zealand Parliamentary Labour Party, 1922

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A photograph of members of New Zealand Parliamentary Labour Party, 1922

Funeral of Fred Cooke

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A photograph of Fred Cooke's funeral, taken outside the Christchurch Trades Hall

WCTU meeting 1899

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A photograph of the WCTU members at their National Convention, probably at Kaiapoi in 1899. Kate Sheppard is standing at the back, fourth from right.

Ted Howard's 'The Vag' column header, from the Maoriland Worker newspaper

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Ted Howard's 'The Vag' column header, from the Maoriland Worker newspaper