Opposition to conscription was widespread. This photo shows the huge national anti-conscription conference held in Christchurch in March 1917. Among those taking part were Christian pacifists, socialists, Irish republicans and those with an ethical but non-religious opposition to the war.
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Hocken Library, University of Otago
Photograph by Steffano Francis Webb
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