The Prison Diary of A.C. Barrington: Dissent and Conformity in Wartime NZ

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The Prison Diary of A.C. Barrington: Dissent and Conformity in Wartime New Zealand

ISBN: 9781927322314
Authors(s): John Pratt

About The Prison Diary of A.C. Barrington: Dissent and Conformity in Wartime New Zealand:

A C (Archie) Barrington was a leading New Zealand pacifist during World War II. Incarcerated in Mount Crawford Prison for his beliefs in 1941, he kept an illicit diary, scrawled in the margins of books. Many years later his son John happened across the diary and painstakingly reconstructed it. Such documents are exceptionally rare — until recent times prisoners were not allowed to keep any record of their experiences and many were illiterate anyway. Barrington vividly and compellingly recorded the squalid, rundown conditions, monotonous and exhausting labour, the intense cold from which there was little protection, and the strategies he and his fellow pacifists adopted to enable them to cope with prison life.
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No of pages: 280
Published as: Paperback
Genre: NZ books, NZ authors, nz interest book