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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.
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.
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…
A photograph of a cost of living and anti-conscription demonstration in March 1917. It attracted over 2,500 people to the Colosseum in Christchurch.