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Conscription; the Australian debate, 1901-1970

J. M. Main

Conscription; the Australian debate, 1901-1970

by J. M. Main

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Published by Cassell Australia in [North Melbourne] .
Written in English

  • Australia.
    • Subjects:
    • Draft -- Australia.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 164-165.

      Statementedited and introduced by J. M. Main.
      SeriesProblems in Australian history
      LC ClassificationsUB345.A8 M3
      The Physical Object
      Pagination170 p.
      Number of Pages170
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4372763M
      ISBN 100304939897
      LC Control Number78599152

        Official Australian War Memorial figures record that , Australian’s voluntarily enlisted to fight in the Great War of w were killed and more than , wounded, gassed, or taken prisoner. It is estimated that a furt men died of their wounds in the ten years which followed the war, including many from an Spanish Influenza epidemic that swept Europe. Australia’s involvement in World War One was not a unifying experience for all Australians because of the massively debated conscription topic. The Conscription Debate caused divisions between: Politics, religion, social classes, families all separating themselves into two groups; for and against conscription.

      Australia Debates Conscription, The editors, historians, sociologists, and political scientists from Australia and Britain, have gathered essays by themselves and some of their colleagues on the debate over the introduction of conscription in Australia during the Great War.   Conscription debates divided Australia as some people thought that making people go to war was death sentence, people such as pacifists were opposed to war and violence and children who were losing their fathers, brother, uncles and other family members did not want to loose more, these people did not want conscription while the government and people that thought that every man in Australia should fight for King and Country wanted conscription.

        The eight-week conscription campaign split communities. It was conducted during the Battle of the Somme in France, which historian Joan Beaumont says infused the debate . "A Nation At War tells the story of Australia during this tumultuous decade. It shows how the initial support for the Vietnam commitment was eroded until a majority of the population came to think that it was mistaken, if not immoral. The book traces the growth of the protest movement against the War and conscription, giving the most detailed account yet published of the three Moratorium 5/5(1).

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The Australian Debate. J M. Conscription during the First World War, –18 | Australian War Memorial Australia's conscription debate During andtwo bitter and divisive referenda were conducted on this issue.

Compulsory military service had been part of Australian life before the declaration of war in The debate. The conscription issue dominated ‘home-front' life in Queensland and Australia during WWI.

Duringwith the horrific war in Europe at stalemate and volunteer recruitment in decline, Australian Prime Minister W.M. Hughes promoted a system of compulsory conscription. Debate ignored it; and there is no discrete analysis of conscription in the Second World War.3 Indeed we still do not have a comprehensive coverage of conscription in the First World War which ties together the many specialised and localised studies which have been written.

As Malcolm McGregor noted in "there. However, conscription was strongly opposed by his own party in the senate. Hughes decided to take the issue directly to the people. Although the process Hughes used to obtain a popular mandate was a plebiscite, it was referred to as a referendum.

The proposal to introduce conscription provoked furious debate within the Australian community. Conscription (compulsory military service for young men) has been a contentious issue throughout Australian history.

The Defence Act was one of the first pieces of legislation passed by the new Commonwealth Government. While the Act gave the government the power to conscript citizens for the purpose of home defence, legislation did not.

Conscription: the Australian debate, By J. Main Topics: Draft -- Australia -- History, Australian Government and Politics. The Conscription Debate divided the Nation inthough the beginnings of why the debate occurred in the first place go back a few years, to the start of World War 1.

Another huge Anti-Conscription group was the Women’s Peace Army which organised rallies and speakers against Conscription in Australia.

What was at stake it soon emerged was not simply a disagreement about military need for conscription, but an irreconcilable conflict of views about core values: the nature of citizenship and national security; equality of sacrifice in times of national crisis; and the legitimate exercise of power within Australia’s democracy.

The debate split the country. Forward, R and B, Reece, Conscription in Australia (Brisbane: University of Queensland Press, ) Jauncey, L, The Story of Conscription in Australia (Melbourne: Allen & Unwin, ) Main, J, Conscription: the Australian debate, (Sydney: Cassell Australia, ) Murphy, J, Harvest of Fear: a history of Australia's Vietnam War (Sydney: Allen & Unwin, ).

The conscription debate On Sunday 3 SeptemberPrime Minister Robert Menzies declared to the nation that Australia was at war with Germany. Australia was completely unprepared. His publications include articles in the fields of British and Australian history, contributions to the Australian Dictionary of Biography, and an edited book "Conscription; the Australian debate, ".

Conscription. During andtwo bitter and divisive referendums were conducted on the issue of conscription at the height of WWI. Compulsory military service had been part of Australian life before the declaration of war in Anti-conscription leaflet by the Australian Labor Party from (Courtesy of the Australian War Memorial) Share.

Yes campaign poster from conscription plebiscite debate. Andrews, J., ‘Sacrifice and Identity: the Australian conscription debate, ’ Central States Speech Jour 2 (): Bill Gammage, The Broken Years: Australian soldiers in the Great War (Melbourne: Penguin Books, ). The Australian War Memorial encyclopedia briefly covers many topics including conscription, with references you can follow up.

World War I newspapers and journals Historic newspapers and magazines written during World War I provide a rich resource on the conscription debate.Conscription: Selected full-text books and articles An Almost Universal Scheme of National Service in Australia in the s * By Maclean, Pam The Australian Journal of Politics and History, Vol.

52, No. 3. The conscription debate In AugustBilly Hughes, now prime minister, returned from Britain convinced that conscription should be introduced to ensure reinforcements for the AIF.

He received strong support from the newly formed Returned Services League (RSL), but caused great dissension within his own party and especially among the Irish.