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out more about New Zealanders who objected to military service on religious, ethical or
political grounds and the penalties they and their families suffered, from historian Margaret Lovell-Smith, lead researcher for the Voices Against War project.
19 April, 7pm
pakeha peace movement in Canterbury began in resistance to compulsory military
training, introduced in 1911. Three anti-militarist organisations began at this
time and young men went to prison for their beliefs.
continued during the war when war regulations made it illegal to speak against
the war effort and several Canterbury men were imprisoned for sedition. Many
more were imprisoned for refusing to serve in the military.
were supported by many in the Labour Movement, and women peace activists.
out more about those who objected to military service on religious, ethical or
political grounds and the penalties they and their families suffered. Margaret
will include in her talk special mention of North Canterbury families who were
among the leaders of the anti-militarist movement at this time.
Margaret is an independent historian and lead researcher for the Voices Against
War project. She has previously published on topics of local and regional
history, women’s biography and the nineteenth century women's movement in
Check out Voices Against War for more.
Book at any Waimakariri Library or phone 311 8901