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 A Nation Divided: the Great War and Conscription

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Description

The debate over conscription during the darkest years of the Great War has been described by some historians as the most bitter, divisive and violent ever to consume the nation.

From 1916-1917, thousands of impassioned speeches were made, endless newspaper columns written, mass meetings and huge rallies were held throughout Australia. As families, communities and organisations divided in bitter recrimination, it seemed as if the soul of the grieving nation would tear itself apart.

A new exhibition at the Old Treasury Building tells the story of this extraordinary period in our history. It is a tale of political intrigue, industrial turmoil, civil unrest and a lurid propaganda war. But it is also a story of passionate idealists, who faced down government repression in pursuit of their beliefs.

It is the story of the triumph of democracy amidst the most testing circumstances ever experienced in Australia.

Location

Old Treasury Building
20-70 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002


Contact details

03 9651 2233
info@otb.org.au
www.oldtreasurybuilding.org.au...


Dates and times

06/12/2017 to 01/12/2018

Mon: 10am – 4pm
Tue: 10am – 4pm
Wed: 10am – 4pm
Thu: 10am – 4pm
Fri: 10am – 4pm
Sun: 10am – 4pm

Price

This is a free event


Bookings

Not required


How to get there

Public Transport Victoria


Features

All ages


Accessibility

Alternative access

Accessible toilet



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