Some events around Peace Day 19 July 1919, as reported in the Melbourne press over one week

1. DEDICATION; PEACE TALK

2. PREFACE; INTRODUCTION

3. THE STORY; VICTORY MARCH

4. SCENES ALONG THE ROUTE; AFFRAY AT VICTORIA BARRACKS

5. POLICE CONDEMNED; ASSAULT ON THE PREMIER

6. DEMAND FOR A COMMISSION OF INQUIRY; SOLDIERS' REGRETS

7. FURTHER RIOTS

8. ASSOCIATION EXPRESSES REGRET; A BETTER FEELING ABROAD

9. AND THEN - WHAT PEACE?

10. CONCLUSION

11. NOTES - a,b,c,d

12. NOTES CONTINUED - e,f,g,h

13. NOTES CONTINUED - i,j,k,l

14. NOTES CONTINUED - m,n,o

15. NOTES CONTINUED - p,q,r

16. NOTES CONTINUED - s,t,u

17. MORE NOTES - Getting back to normal; Homes for soldiers

18. MORE NOTES CONTINUED - Women for Dominions; Homes for Soldiers

19. BIBLIOGRAPHY - Bibliography

 

 

 

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I dedicate 'Melbourne bloody Melbourne, the Peace Day that wasn’t to Jennifer Rimmer, Hellen Cooke, and every person everywhere who has ever worked for peace.'

Geraldine

Woman Voter 1 March 1917

“PEACE TALK!” by Doris Blackburn

And dare we talk of peace when wars are raging?
When rivers run with blood in Honour’s cause.
(“Honour,” they told me!)

When men forge chains upon themselves
for freedom;
And children starve, and stricken women groan;
Dare we talk peace?

They say these wars are righteous. Righteous!
Then all the world of reason is o’erthrown.
Dare we talk peace?

Dare we talk peace?
Yes! Talk and sing and shout it.
Thunder it, mighty oceans, on your shores.

Breathe it through all the world, oh, winds of heaven.

God give us peace, yes peace in honour’s cause.

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