Peter Fraser

Peter Fraser was prime minister of New Zealand during the Second World War and minister in charge of the Maori war effort from April 1943.

During the First World War he was prominent in the anti-conscription movement. In December 1916 he was arrested, charged and convicted of sedition for advocating the repeal of the Military Services Act. He served 12 months' imprisonment for the offence.


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