Of the australians who voted, 576 per cent of south australians opposed conscription only new south wales recorded a stronger 'no' vote for a detailed analysis of voting in south australia see: stock, jenis marie. In britain conscription has only been deemed necessary on two occasions, during the first and second world wars ww1 conscription ended in 1919 but the compulsory military service that began in 1939 for the second world war didn’t come to an end until the 1960s. Conscription during world war one there were more deaths than there were volunteers and the soldiers should not have to die in vain therefore, conscription was the right course of action for canada during world war 1 in the beginning of world war 1, people were excited and more than willing to volunteer to fight as soldiers in the war but as.
Conscription in australia, or mandatory military service also known as national service, has a controversial history dating back to the first years of nationhood australia currently only has provision for conscription during times of war. The actual conscription debate began in 1916 when prime minister billy hughes visited the war front himself on his return to australia, he then voiced his thoughts of conscription as his view was that australia needed more soldiers due to this during 1916 and 1917 a referendum was held to discuss the matters and hand it over to the public.
Conscription in australia during ww1 i have to write an extended response about conscription during ww1 in australia and i have a couple of questions that i am unsure about what were some of the resins that people were either for amir against conscription. During the late 1960s, domestic opposition to the vietnam war and conscription grew in australia in 1965 a group of concerned australian women formed the anti-conscription organisation save our sons , which was established in sydney, with other branches later formed in wollongong, melbourne, brisbane, perth, newcastle and adelaide.
An albury-based historian looks for answers to why australia voted no to sending men overseas to fight during the world war i why did australians say no to military conscription 100 years ago.
Australians in world war 1 unlike the other countries engaged in world war i, conscription was not introduced in australia all the australians who fought in world war i were volunteers click on the link creation date to limit the search to items published during or near the world war i years. The 1916 conscription referendum : an analysis of voting patterns in rural areas of south australia, adel, 1978 the conscription issue was fiercely debated and created bitter divisions between supporters and opponents. Australian men werent volunteering so in november 1917 prime minister, billy hughes wanted to introduce conscription to australia and ask the people are you in favour of the proposal of the commonwealth government for reinstating the australian imperial forces overseas.
Australia, south africa and india were the only participating countries not to introduce conscription during the first world war sources: ernest scott, australia during the war: the official history of australia in the war of 1914–1918 , vol 11, angus and robertson, sydney, 1938, chapters 9 and 11. Australians in world war 1 conscription australians in world war 1 unlike the other countries engaged in world war i, conscription was not introduced in australia all the australians who fought in world war i were volunteers historic newspapers and magazines written during world war i provide a rich resource on the conscription debate. Conscription 1916-1917 the issue of conscription – compulsory enlistment for military service, particularly for overseas service – has been and remains a contentious issue in australian life during 1916 and 1917, two bitter and divisive referenda were conducted on this issue.