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The Archibald Baxter Memorial Trust Annual Peace Lecture 2019

Mark Briggs: Absolutism and the Price of Dissent
David Grant

Thursday 19 September at 5:30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

On the morning of 14 July 1917, guards ordered conscientious objector Mark Briggs out of his bed in Wellington’s Mt Cook Jail, from where he was frogmarched to the wharf to be sent on board the troopship Waitemata, bound for England the following day. Despite repeated calls for him to fight for the Crown, Briggs refused. This lecture covers Mark Briggs’ experiences of resistance, as he held true to his beliefs. It will also discuss Briggs’ post-war work and politics, and attempts to assess his life in the wider cause of conscientious objection in New Zealand during both world wars.

Date Thursday, 19 September 2019
Time 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Humanities
Event Type Public Lecture
DepartmentNational Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
Contact NameThe National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
Contact Phone+64 3 479 4546

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