Archibald Baxter Memorial Peace Garden Crowdfunding Campaign - Update

By Tony Eyre - Trustee, The Archibald Baxter Memorial | Posted: Wednesday July 3, 2019

Although Archibald Baxter is New Zealand’s best-known conscientious objector, his story may not be familiar to some of you. His 1939 autobiography We Will Not Cease is his story of his brutal treatment as a conscientious objector in World war One and is well worth seeking out at your local library.

Equally compelling is the 2014 New Zealand movie Field Punishment No. 1 which dramatically tells the story of Baxter, Mark Briggs and other ‘conchies’ who defied conscription and, on moral grounds, chose not to fight. The movie is occasionally featured on TVNZ On Demand. Here’s a link to the movie trailer:

Please click on the following link to take you to the Boosted crowdfunding page where you can view a video presentation and find full details about the Archibald Baxter Memorial Peace Garden project.

To make a donation, click on the DONATE box in the centre of the screen and login. If you don’t have a Boosted account, please click on the JOIN BOOSTED box and go from there. Any donation, large or small, will be gratefully appreciated and you can claim a tax credit of 33% for any donation over $5.00.

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