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 === 5. === 7. THEY WORKED OUT THEIR POSITION
6. THE WOMEN’S POLITICAL ASSOCIATION (WPA) 1903 - 1919
‘The WPA was at the forefront of opposition to the
war, resolving as early as 7 August 1914:
“This Association hopes that women everywhere,
the lifegivers of the world
will work henceforth with one mind to destroy
the perverted sense of ntional honour
and demand that national disputes
shall be adjusted by arbitration.'”
Marilyn Lake Getting Equal the history of Australian Feminism,
I believe that war
is a degradation of motherhood,
an economic futility
and a crime against civilisation and humanity.
distrust, suspicion, hate,
which separates nations.
All this waste and sorrow
for the vainglory and greed
of militarists and financiers,
diplomats and politicians!