November 02, 2021

Conscientious Objector Memorial Officially Opened

Image: Grant Robertson and Kevin Clements at the Baxter Memorial opening

After ten years of planning, fundraising, design and installation, a dedicated group led by Toda Peace Institute Director, Professor Kevin Clements, has succeeded in establishing New Zealand’s only memorial to conscientious objectors. The memorial located in Dunedin and named after Archibald Baxter, a World War One conscientious objector, was officially opened on Friday 31 October by New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson. For more information, read the report on the opening in the Otago Daily Times.