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The Issue That Divided A Nation - Dr Joan Beaumont

The Issue That Divided A Nation - Dr Joan Beaumont

Recorded 20 April 2017, Maryborough Town Hall The Australian debates about conscription for overseas service in the First World War were unique. Conscription was adopted by almost all other countries fighting the war, including Britain, Canada and New Zealand. Australia was the only country to put the issue to popular vote and to reject it, if only by narrow margins. Why was Australia different? Why did the Hughes government fail where other governments has succeeded? And what was the impact of the defeat of conscription on Australia’s war effort and its later political culture? For more information on upcoming talks and events at the Shrine visit shrine.org.au/bookings

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