Story: Conscription, conscientious objection and pacifism

Hautu Detention Camp, 1943

Hautu Detention Camp, 1943

In the Second World War most conscientious objectors served only short jail sentences but were then held for the duration of the war in specially built detention camps. This 1943 photo shows conscientious objectors at Hautu Detention Camp, near Tūrangi on the Desert Road. Pictured are (from left) Harold Hansen, Bernard Giles, Tom Smith, the Reverend Colin Clark and Jack Hamerton.

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Mark Derby, 'Conscription, conscientious objection and pacifism - Conscientious objection', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 June 2022)

Story by Mark Derby, published 20 Jun 2012