"The Blood Vote"

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number RC00337
Collection number Leaflet Collection 2/1/1
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 26 x 19 cm
Object type Leaflet
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Black and white anti conscription leaflet. "The Blood Vote." Written by W.R. Winspear, and drawn by Claude Marquet. St Andrews Place, Sydney.

The Australian Dictionary of biography reveals that William Robert Winspear did not actually write the poem. Winspear's entry notes that Winspear is 'best known for a poem he did not write, 'The Blood Vote', which became famous as anti-conscription propaganda. It was written by E. J. Dempsey, a leader-writer on the pro-conscription Evening News, who asked Winspear to sign the poem.'

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