“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 [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 […]