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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...

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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 a hotbed of socialism, and the advent of the First World...

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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Silas Stedman in uniform

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Photograph of Silas Stedman in military uniform

Alexandra Barracks (Mount Cook Prison) and buildings on Buckle Street, Wellington

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Photograph of the Alexandra Barracks (Mount Cook Prison)