VOTE "YES"

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number RC00300
Collection number Leaflet Collection 2/1/1
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 22 x 15.5 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker National Referendum Council
Place made Australia, Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made c 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Black and white leaflet encouraging people to vote 'YES'for conscription. "VOTE 'YES' Unless you want your mates at the front to think Australia doesn't care whether they come back or not. VOTE 'YES' Unless you want the Germans to think that Australia is tired of the war, and wants to back out. VOTE 'YES' Unless you want the French to think that Australia doesn't care about the two million men they have lost to help in saving her from a German invasion. VOTE 'YES' Unless you want Great Britain to think that when we said we would give to the last man and the last shilling, we were merely talking 'hot air'. VOTE 'YES' Unless you want the world to think that Australians are a set of miserable cowards, who are content to see their lives and liberties saved for them by the sacrifices of better men."

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