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NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Poster Series Showcasing Opposition to World War One

Poster series celebrating New Zealanders who resisted the government's war effort. The posters feature Te Puea Herangi, Archibald Baxter, Harry Urquhart and the Trade Union movement.

Archibald Baxter draft poster

The 100th anniversary of Anzac Day is fast approaching and Marama Mayrick and Ryan Bodman have produced a poster series showcasing opposition to the First World War in New Zealand.  

The four posters provide a visual celebration of New Zealanders who resisted the government's war effort. Detailing the experiences of Te Puea Herangi, Archibald Baxter, Harry Urquhart and the Trade Union movement, each poster includes a striking original illustration alongside a short blurb outlining the group or individual’s experience during the war years. Attached to this message are two sample posters, all of which will be printed on A2 paper.

Marama and Ryan have received funding from PADET and the Quaker Peace and Service Aotearoa to produce and distribute the poster series. The posters will be distributed free of charge in late March / early April 2015.

To receive the poster series, all we ask is that you commit to displaying the posters in a public place - an office, a school classroom, a community centre, a church, a notice board etc - between the 17th and 25th April 2015.

If you would like to receive the series and support our project, please email Ryan Bodman at rbod007@aucklanduni.ac.nz, with your name and a physical address. 

We have 150 copies of the poster series to distribute and they will be sent out on a first come, first served basis. 

We hope that, with your help, we can publicise the war stories of New Zealanders who suffered at the hands of a government that curtailed freedoms at home while purporting to fight for democracy abroad; themes that remain eerily familiar to this day. 

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This activity is being worked on from
2013
 to 
2015
Date added: 11 March 2015 | Last updated: 06 January 2016