Friday 4 November, 5.30pm | Canberra
Join us for a spirited discussion on the conscription plebiscites of 1916 and 1917.
In 1916, Australia was divided. The war in Europe was reaching a stalemate and Australian politicians were fighting among themselves on how to deal with it.
Prime Minister Billy Hughes was convinced conscription was the answer but was unable to convince Parliament. Desperate for a mandate, Hughes turned to the people.
Learn about newly digitised collection items related to the divisive debates, and listen to a panel discussion on how the plebiscites are still relevant today.
National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
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