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‘A rose in a garden of weeds’: Queensland’s Children’s Peace Army

A Children’s Peace Army was formed in Brisbane on 26 June 1917. Twice monthly afternoons on alternate Saturdays were held at Trades Hall, where children supervised by Margaret Thorp, Kate Sauer and Mrs Carroll, learnt about love and compassion for one’s fellow human. Katherine Louis Sauer (1889-1983) was born in Toowoomba, and was to have … Continue reading ‘A rose in a garden of weeds’: Queensland’s Children’s Peace Army

Polygamy advocated given male death toll during World War 1. Kathleen Hotson

Kathleen Hotson was a key organiser, activist, leader, lecturer during WW1. Her achievements have been recently listed online. Biography of Kathleen Hotson Kathleen Hotson was educated at Dryburgh House[1] and the University of Adelaide. She is another of the clear-thinking women peace-makers who was a highly educated ‘Advanced Woman’, one of the first generations of women … Continue reading Polygamy advocated given male death toll during World War 1. Kathleen Hotson

SECOND MILITARY CONSCRIPTION REFERENDUM, 20 December 1917 Brisbane, Queensland

‘Keep Australia Free’ was the catchcry, ‘for the sake of future generations’. So Randolph Bedford, journalist, mining speculator, writer and politician, told the huge gatherings of people the night before the vote was to be taken for the second conscription referendum. Its appears the Irish John Fihelly wrote the piece ‘Great Final “No Rallies”: Demonstration … Continue reading SECOND MILITARY CONSCRIPTION REFERENDUM, 20 December 1917 Brisbane, Queensland

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