|Place||Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney|
|Object type||Black & white - Glass original half plate negative|
|Place made||Australia: New South Wales, Sydney|
|Date made||c 1916|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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The prime minister The Right Honourable W M Hughes, speaking in Martin Place, Sydney. In 1916 and ...
The prime minister The Right Honourable W M Hughes, speaking in Martin Place, Sydney. In 1916 and again in 1917, in consequence of the falling off in recruiting, Mr Hughes laid a proposal for conscription before the people by means of a referendum. Popular opinion was sharply divided, there being honest convictions on each side. After the bitterest campaigns within memory the proposal was twice defeated, on each occasion by a comparatively narrow majority of the men and women voters of Australia.