Wire happy: the Shannon objectors’ camps 1942-1946 (Local History Week)
Written by Margaret Tate, Historian | Presented by Lesley Courtney, Archivist
The Shannon Objectors’ Camps were an important part of the WWII system of detention for conscientious objectors. Situated in the Horowhenua, on former flax milling sites, they held over one third of all detainees during the war. Their story is a little known part of New Zealand's history.
[Photo source: Kete Horowhenua]