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
29. PRESS, PULPIT AND PURSE
The voting on the (1917 second) Conscription referendum
was declared on the 10th inst ...
It is interesting to note that,
so far as the votes have been counted,
the “Yes” vote has decreased by 74,196
compared with that recorded in 1916,
while the “No” vote has increased by 18,223 votes ...
Faced with such serious disadvantages -
the sudden closing of the rolls,
the disenfranchising of citizens whose father was German-born,
the holding of the referendum on a working day instead of ...
the statutory day,
the tricky form of question,
and with the seemingly colossal power of “Press, Pulpit and Purse”
against the anti-conscriptionists,
the wonder is that conscription did not win.
Woman Voter 17 January 1918 State Library of Victoria
=== 30. A CONSTRUCTIVE PEACE ===