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WILPF in Auckland, May 1916

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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

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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.