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Shooting New Zealand Soldiers

Identifier: clels4

Scope and Contents

A collection of newspaper clippings, an essay, handwritten notes and correspondence between LC and Julian Putkowski, who was collecting information for T.V. historical dramas. Includes various arguments about the treatment of ‘deserting’ or ‘mutinous’ soldiers, five of which were executed on the battlefield in WWI. Execution as an impetus of soldier obedience is frequently discussed. The publication date range is 1979-2005. The subject matter date range is 1916-2005.


  • Creation: Collection covers ca 1960-2010

Conditions Governing Access

Access is freely available within the J.C.Beaglehole Room for research and private study. For any use beyond this, please contact the J.C.Beaglehole Room ( in the first instance.


From the Fonds: 100 linear_centimeters (Hutt Valley Independent and Upper Hutt Advertiser (2009.044) has been given a call number (DU401.1 H982) and is located on the Atlas shelving.)

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Repository Details

Part of the Tapuaka Heritage & Archive Collections - JC Beaglehole Reading Room, Victoria University of Wellington Library Repository

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