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The campaign that failed

Conscription was introduced by law in New Z...

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“The Answer to Declining Enlistment Numbers”

This pro-conscription cartoon appeared short...

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Pacifism on the home front

In this excerpt, Millicent Baxter recalls he...

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A matter of principle

Duncan McCormack was a working-class sociali...

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Turning boys into soldiers

Compulsory military training was establ...

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The martyrs of Ripa

This 1980 ‘Spectrum’ radio documentary&nb...

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"The first gamble in human life"

In 1916 the New Zealand Government intr...

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Photos after the first conscription ballot

Shot on 16 November 1916, the day of th...