Wellington Citizens' Niue Islanders Committee :Join the appeal to save the Niue Islanders from hanging, by attending public meeting, Concert Chamber, Monday, 12th April, 8 pm. Speakers Rev J S Somerville, Hon A H Nordmeyer, M.P., Rev J D Grocott. Valley Print, Petone [1954].

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Date
1954
By
Wellington Citizens' Niue Islanders Committee
Ref
Eph-A-JUSTICE-1954-01
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Flier announces a meeting to discuss: "why our government should temper justice with mercy; the background to the crime; how hanging could affect N.Z.'s relationship with her island territories". Sponsored by the Wellington Citizens' Niue Islanders Committee with the support of other organisations.

In 1953, three Niueans had murdered Niue 's resident commissioner Hector Larsen, because of his alleged punitive treatment of Niueans. They were sentenced to death at trial, but the actions of the Howard League for Penal Reform, and a growing public pressure, caused the sentences to be commuted to life imprisonment.

Quantity: 1 b&w photo-mechanical print(s).

Physical Description: Offprint on flier, 226 x 148 mm.

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1 b&w photo-mechanical print(s), Ephemera, Photocopies, Fliers (Printed matter), Offprint on flier, 226 x 148 mm., Orientation: Vertical image
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