Saunders, Dr Malcolm James

Place Oceania: Australia, Queensland, North Queensland, Rockhampton
Accession Number MSS0842
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 2 volumes
Object type Papers
Maker Saunders, M J
Place made Australia: South Australia
Date made 1969-1973
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/090/020
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition

Dr Malcolm James Saunders wrote his thesis 'The Vietnam Moratorium Movement in Australia 1969-73" while studying for a Doctor of Philosophy at Flinders University in 1977. He drew upon Vietnam Moratorium Campaign (VMC) documents, left and right wing newspapers and journals and recollections of people involved in the three moratoriums. The thesis focuses on the formation of the VMC, its support within the universities and the three campaigns in 1970 and 1971. Saunders also discusses the political climate in Australia, including the attitudes of prime ministers John Gorton and Gough Whitlam.