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WILPF in Auckland, May 1916

WILPF met in Christchurch 1916 – 1918 as the Women's International League. The photograph shows Adela Pankhurst, centre, holding the flowers, and is seen here with a group of Auckland women in May 1916. Some of the women are wearing badges of the…

William and Sarah Annie Ensom

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A photograph of William and Sarah Annie Ensom, long-term supporters of the National Peace Council.

WEA foundation students 1915

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Canterbury Workers' Educational Association foundation students in 1915. Reg Williams is standing in the back row, third from the left. Other anti-militarists in this group include Ted Howard, second from the right, back row, and Fred Cooke, first on…

We'll Set the Children Free

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Song sheet for We'll Set the Children Free, set to the tune of John Brown's Body. Copies of the song were handed out at a demonstration outside the Lyttelton Gaol in March 1912.

WCTU Pamphlet

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A pamphlet produced by the New Zealand Women's Christian Temperance Union detailing the organisation's opposition to the Defence Act.

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.

Walter (Bill) Leadley

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A portrait photograph of Walter (Bill) Leadley in soldier's uniform.

Waikeria Prison

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This image of Waikeria Prison comes from a Government Publication called 'The Evolution of the Prison System', published in 1923. It shows a view of the prison from Reservoir Hill.

Victoria Square Meeting

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Street meeting of Christchurch "Passive Resisters" who protested against the imprisonment of youths for non-compliance with the Defence Act. The meeting is believed to be have been held on 9 March 1912 in response to the imprisonment of members of…

Unity Congress 1913

Four hundred members of the Unity Congress marched on Parliament after the letter from the young men incarcerated on Ripapa Island was read out to their meeting in July 1913. A deputation from the Congress also had a meeting with the Prime Minister.