Anti-conscription rally. An unknown person wrote on the verso of the photograph: "This is a ...

Accession Number P11677.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Anti-conscription rally. An unknown person wrote on the verso of the photograph: "This is a picture taken by young Edwards on the Yarra Bank a week before Referendum day. These slackers are selling Dr Mannix's photo from 6d [6 pence] each. Dirty dogs!" Dr Daniel Mannix, a Catholic priest and later Archbishop of Melbourne, was involved in campaigns against the 1916 and 1917 conscription referendums in Australia opposing the views of Prime Minister Hughes.