Accession Number RC00304
Collection number Leaflet Collection 2/1/1
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 32.5 x 21 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Returned Soldiers Association
Date made 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Black and white referendum leaflet. "FROM THE MEN WHO KNOW. An appeal to the Women of New South Wales By The Returned Soldiers Association. COMRADES: You have proved your title to be regarded as our comrades - By your supreme self-sacrifice. By the way you have come together from all grades of society to assist in Red Cross and other helpful work. By the splendid way in which you worked to collect those vast sums of money to supply comfort and relief to the men at the front. Where would the funds have been except for your help? On the other side of the world your sisters in the mother-country are doing men's work in making munitions for their comrades in arms in the firing line. And then last, but by no means least, those noble women, our dear sisters of the nursing division, to whose skillful nursing and tender care many of us owe our very lives. These are the things which justify us in calling you 'Comrades'. Now, we Returned Soldiers, do know the vital necessity of reinforcements, and that is why we ask you to support the Prime Minister's fair and jsut proposal to bring the reinforcements up to the required strength. [...] Now in conclusion, Comrades, you electors of our great Commonwealth, will, on the 28th, constitute a grand jury in the National Court of Honour. Will that jury vote to sentence to death our mates in the firing line? So we ask that your verdict on October 28th may be a mighty 'Yes'. An overwhelming 'Yes'. That will keep Australia in line with our comrades in the old land, to whose wonderful navy we owe our safety, in fact, our very existence as a young nation. (Sgd.) THOMAS L. BATHURST, Secretary. (Sgd.) R.H.COX, Member of Committee. MacDonnell House, Pitt Street, Sydney. "