The legion of the pushed

Accession Number ART96053
Collection type Art
Measurement Sheet: 54 x 36.8 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description pen and ink on paper
Maker Low, David
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made c1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

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Description

A depiction of the Australian response to the two referenda initiated by then Prime Minister William Hughes to test Australia's committment to conscription. The referenda were held in 1916 and then in the following year in 1917. This series of pen and ink sketches presents the polarising issue of conscription in Australia at that time.

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