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Darragh Christie, 1 April 2017 · # · Comment

WW1 in the Air: Gareth Morgan at Mosman Library

A good crowd filled the Mosman Room for this month’s talk, delivered by Gareth Morgan, President of the Australian Society of WWI Aero Historians.

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Darragh Christie, 13 January 2017 · # · · Comment [2]


Darragh Christie, 28 October 2016 · # · · Comment

The Blood Vote: NO to Conscription, by a nose.

On the 28th of October, 1916, Australians were asked to vote YES or NO. In favour of military conscription or against it.

‘The New Southern Cross’ by Claude Marquet

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Darragh Christie, 28 October 2016 · # · Comment

The Blood Vote: Mosman votes, YES, others NO.

Poster by Artist Norman Lindsay

Mosman backed Prime Minister Hughes’ conscription campaign. Women voters voiced their opinions. Like the rest of the nation, they were divided in their support.

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Darragh Christie, 28 October 2016 · # · Comment

The Blood Vote: Divisions at the Front, and at Home.

Opinions about compulsory conscription divided the men in the trenches, and those at home. In the words of official historian C.E.W. Bean, the plebiscite was one of the most acrimonious struggles Australia has ever seen.

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