Home > Voices Against War

Voices Against War

Featured Stories

Women peacemakers

MB126-15092 NCW 1897.jpg

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

Recent Stories

The legacy of the World War I peace movement

C5769.tif

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

HenryWilliamReynolds.jpg

In the early part of the 20th century Christchurch was a hotbed of socialism, and the advent of the First World...

Women peacemakers

MB126-15092 NCW 1897.jpg

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

_B0K9188.jpg

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

_B0K9185.jpg

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

Recent Items

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

2a-buckle-st-020192-cropped.jpg

Photograph of the Alexandra Barracks (Mount Cook Prison)

New Zealand Socialist Party Conference, 1910

94-106-14-18_Delegates Socialist Party Conf resized.jpg

When the New Zealand Socialist Party held its annual conference in Christchurch in March 1910, Fred Cooke and his wife Ida were among the delegates…

James Vallance in later life

James Vallance 1881-1952 2.jpg

James or Jim Vallance came from a farm at Coopers Creek, near Oxford. He belonged to a small, evangelistic, non-denominational church, which sent him…