As part of our Shared Histories programme this year, our group will be researching the passive resistance in New Zealand prior to the outbreak of the War.
In this we will be researching significant groups in New Zealand which opposed the compulsory military training that was imposed upon the New Zealand working class by the government. The two main groups we researched are the Socialists and Christians.
The workers from the groups who opposed military training were often subjected to harsh treatment by the government, yet many of them remained firm in their resolve and refused to abandon their views regardless of the consequences.
These men played a vital role in educating the New Zealand population about the negative implications of War and have become a great testament to the importance of the passive resistance.
We will now continue to research this aspect of our project.
Merci. From Kelly D'Mello, Lauren White, Samanatha Johnston and Michaela Roberts.
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