12 Oct 2014

Kevin Clements, chair of the Archibald Baxter Memorial Trust

From Sunday Morning, 8:40 am on 12 October 2014

Kevin Clements is the chair of the Archibald Baxter Memorial Trust, which was formed to remember New Zealand's best-known conscientious objector. The trust has plans to honour Archibald Baxter and other conscientious objectors from New Zealand during these centennial years (2014–18).  These include the creation of a memorial garden, an annual peace lecture and an essay competition for secondary school students.

Wallace Chapman and Kevin Clements discuss how Baxter, the father of poet James K Baxter, was transported to France and exposed to the horrors of frontline warfare, and his legacy of principled resistance.