Conscription 1916-17: the votes that split the nation


Monday 26 September 2016, 7.00pm–8.30pm at Mosman Library

Rally! Rally! Rally!

A Mosman Library Doing Our Bit event

In 1916 Prime Minister Billy Hughes asked the nation to approve conscription and in doing so split the country.

Crowds took to the streets often in violent confrontations and dirty political tricks were used by both sides.

Professional soldier and historian David Wilson will present a fascinating account of both sides of this contentious issue.

Bookings are essential.

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