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Anti-Conscriptionism in Australia: Individuals, Organisations and Arguments

Bongiorno, Frank


This chapter explores key individuals and organisations involved in the fight against conscription, and the arguments that they deployed against the proposal. In the end, in a secret ballot system, any conclusions about why people voted the way they did in the plebiscites on conscription held in October 1916 and December 1917 will necessarily be tentative. Leslie C. Jauncey, one of the earliest historians of conscription in Australia, remarked that '[e]xcept in working-class circles there was...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: The Conscription Conflict and the Great War


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