David Grant on World War Two pacifists – Friday 6 November

The Lincoln Efford Memorial Lecture 2015 is being held on Friday 6 November 7.30pm at the WEA Hall, 59 Gloucester Street. The topic is Turning the other cheek: Ormond Burton and Lincoln Efford – New Zealand’s most prominent pacifists during World War Two.

Poster parade in Wellington for peace during World War II. A long line of people are wearing sandwich boards which have posters with peace slogans pasted on them. At the front of the line is Reverend Ormond Burton.

Poster parade for peace during World War II. Ross, H V :Photographs of Nell Burton on a soapbox ; poster parade. Ref: 1/2-152943-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23143575
Poster parade for peace during World War II. Ross, H V Photographs of Nell Burton on a soapbox ; poster parade. Ref: 1/2-152943-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23143575

The presenter is David Grant, a well-respected historian who has written books and essays on pacifism and conscientious objection in war. He also wrote the recent book on The Mighty Totara: The Life and times of Norman Kirk.

Cover of The Mighty Totara Cover of A question of faith Cover of The silent division

This is a free event.

We have a book by Lincoln Efford in our collection: Penalties on Conscience: An Examination of the Defaulters’ Detention System in New Zealand, as well as books by Ormond Burton.

More about Lincoln Efford and Ormond Burton

Efford, Lincoln Arthur Winstone, 1907-1962. Efford, Lincoln Arthur Winstone, 1907-1962 :[War declared on Germany. Not him too! 1940]. Ref: A-404-035. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23150345
Efford, Lincoln Arthur Winstone, 1907-1962. Efford, Lincoln Arthur Winstone, 1907-1962 :[War declared on Germany. Not him too! 1940]. Ref: A-404-035. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23150345

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