Kōrero: Prisoner support and advocacy

Detention of conscientious objectors

Detention of conscientious objectors

Several detention camps were set up for conscientious objectors during the Second World War. This is probably the camp at Hautū, near Tūrangi. Among those imprisoned was the Reverend Ormond Burton, a war hero of the First World War. Disillusioned with the outcome of the Treaty of Versailles, he publicly criticised New Zealand’s involvement in the Second World War. Burton was repeatedly arrested and imprisoned for making public speeches condemning the war. He later went on to work with the Howard League for Penal Reform.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Nightingall/Morrell Collection
Reference: PAColl-7167-04-15-1
Photograph by Theodore Charles Nightingall

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Kathy Dunstall, 'Prisoner support and advocacy - The Howard League for Penal Reform', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/26142/detention-of-conscientious-objectors (accessed 17 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Kathy Dunstall, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 18 May 2018