Treatment of returned soldiers [re. returned soldiers and elections, 22 September 1920]

[Editor: This untitled article, about returned soldiers and elections, was published in The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld.), 22 September 1920.] [Treatment of returned soldiers] At Mr. Elphinstone’s meeting on Monday, Brigadier-General Wilson asked the electors to look into the past history of the Labour party so far as its treatment of returned soldiers is concerned. Excellent […]

A Vision: And an Answer [poem supporting conscription, 27 October 1916]

[Editor: This poem by George Stacy was published in The Daily News (Perth, WA), 27 October 1916. It was written in response to the widely-distributed anti-conscription poem “The Blood Vote”.] A Vision And an Answer. “Why is your face so white, mother? Why do you choke for breath?” “Oh, I have dreamt in the night, […]

“The Blood Vote” [by R.J.C., 30 October 1919]

[Editor: This article is about “The Blood Vote”, a significant anti-conscription poem of the First World War. Published in The Australian Worker (Sydney, NSW), 30 October 1919.] “The Blood Vote.” The Big War produced very little Great Poetry. True, it gave rise to a great deal of verse, and a still larger quantity of doggerel. […]

“The Blood Vote” [letter from J. H. Elshaug, 24 October 1916]

[Editor: This letter to the editor was published in The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 24 October 1916. It was written in response to the widely-distributed anti-conscription poem “The Blood Vote” (which was published in various newspapers and as a widely distributed leaflet).] “The Blood Vote.” To the Editor of The Argus. Sir, — I am enclosing […]

The Blood Vote [anti-conscription poem, 5 October 1916]

[Editor: This poem was a significant part of the anti-conscription campaign in Australia during the First World War. Published in The Australian Worker (Sydney, NSW), 5 October 1916.] The Blood Vote. “Why is your face so white, Mother? Why do you choke for breath?” “O I have dreamt in the night, my son, That I […]