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Manifesto to Conscripts

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Manifesto calling on men to passively resist conscription under the Defence Act. The manifesto was likely produced in 1911, during the early days of opposition to compulsory military training.

National Peace Council Meeting Flyer

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Flyer advertising a National Peace Council meeting at the Early Settlers' Hall, Oamaru, 11 July 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.

Passive Resisters' Union Pamphlet

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A pamphlet produced by the Passive Resisters' Union explaining the organisation's opposition to the Defence Act.

Passive Resisters' Union Temuka Meeting Flyer

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Flyer advertising a Passive Resisters' Union meeting near the Post Office, Temuka, 25 November 1912.

Passive Resisters' Union Rangiora Meeting Flyer

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Flyer advertising a Passive Resisters' Union meeting at the Institute Hall, Rangiora, 10 April 1913.

Conscription Must Be Upheld Postcard

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Postcard cartoon depicting a man, representing the New Zealand press, supporting a plinth and statue, representing conscription, against the winds of public opinion. The postcard is reprinted from the Passive Resisters' Union journal the Repeal.

The Modern Saviour Postcard

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Postcard cartoon depicting a soldier, representing the influence of jingoism and militarism, leading a group of children. The cartoon is captioned with a quote from Matthew 19:14: "Suffer the Little Children to come unto Me!" The postcard is…

Democracy Beware Postcard

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Postcard cartoon depicting a soldier shooting a striking worker. The postcard is reprinted from the Passive Resisters' Union journal the Repeal.

The Stricken Tree Postcard

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Postcard cartoon depicting a tree, representing conscription, being felled by an axe, representing public opinion. The postcard is reprinted from the Passive Resisters' Union journal the Repeal.