17. THE WPA PROTESTED AGAINST THE COST OF LIVING 25. THE WPA GREW BEYOND VICTORIA 27. WOMEN'S PEACE ARMY LEAFLETS
FIRST WORLD WAR WOMEN
working for peace in Melbourne 1914-1919
PROLOGUE === 17. === 19. THE WOMEN’S PEACE ARMY
18. WINNERS AND LOSERS
Who Profits by the War?
Broken Hill (mining) Ltd.
The report and balance sheet is commented on in
the “Argus” of 9th inst. Profit of 196,059 pounds
with 99,816 pounds the previous half-year.
Who Loses the War?
The men who lose their lives.
The women who lose their husbands, brothers and
The children who lose their fathers.
The workers who lose their wages, who have to
pay high rents and high prices.
The fathers who love their boys.
The mothers who have to go out and work too
soon before and too soon after the boy’s birth.
The child who goes to work instead of to school.
The babies who die from want and lack of
mother’s care, sacrificed to feed the fires of war.
The young girls who can never be wives and
The soldiers’ widows and orphans who will starve
on their pensions.
The nation which is robbed of its young men and
All those who have brains to think and hearts to
All these different classes of people who want the
war to stop at once.
Are you one?
Woman Voter 20 January 1916 State Library of Victoria
Picnic at Heidelberg, Geo. Kinnear & Sons, 26 February 1908, Frazer & Vallance, photographers, State Library of Victoria
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