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Pacifism

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5 November 1881

About 1600 troops invaded the western Taranaki settlement of Parihaka, which had come to symbolise peaceful resistance to the confiscation of Māori land.

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South African 'Boer' War

The South African War of 1899-1902, often called the Boer War (sometimes the Second Boer War), was the first overseas conflict to involve New Zealand troops Read the full article

Page 9 - The home front

While most New Zealanders supported the war effort, elements of society opposed the presence of New Zealand troops in South

First World War - overview

Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and his wife Sophie were assassinated in the Bosnian city of Sarajevo. This was a key event in sparking the Great War of 1914–18. Read the full article

Page 6 - The legacy of war

The war had a major impact on constitutional arrangements within the British Empire, and it affected New Zealand's international status.

Second World War - overview

The Second World War was the greatest conflict ever to engulf the world. It took the lives of 50 million people, including one in every 150 New Zealanders, and shaped the world that we have lived in ever since. Read the full article

Page 5 - Opposition to war

Over 800 conscientious objectors were sent to detention camps in New Zealand during the Second World

Conscientious objection and dissent

There are always supporters and opponents of a country fighting a war. Over 2500 conscientious objectors lost their civil rights in New Zealand for refusing to serve in the First World War. Read the full article

Page 1 - Conscientious objection and dissent in the First World War

There are always supporters and opponents of a country fighting a war. Over 2500 conscientious objectors lost their civil rights in New Zealand for refusing to serve in the First

Interview with prominent conscientious objector, Archibald Barrington

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