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Defence

Title

Defence

Description

This collection of items relates primarily to the major defence and military issues of the day, with particular strengths in both world wars, including a number of leaflets dealing with the conscription debates from World War I.

Subject

Social and political issues

Items in the Defence Collection

Action : official war photographs, D. of I.
Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Special Collection Rare Books.Contact Deakin University Library for access to high quality images.

Why labour men should vote yes : what their leaders, the founders and upholders of Australian unionism, have to say on the referendum / National Referendum Council
"Issued by the National Referendum Council, 395 Collins Street, Melbourne, Adam McCay, Publicity Secretary" -- bottom of sheet.Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Alfred Deakin Collection.Contact Deakin University Library…

The Socialist's duty : preserve your nation!!! ; What great socialist leaders think of the principle of universal military service
"Issued by the National Referendum Council, 395 Collins St., Melbourne. Adam McCay, Publicity Secretary. A. H. Massina & Co., Printers, Melbourne." -- bottom of sheet.Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Alfred Deakin…

Conscription and woman's loyalty : vote no!!!
One side is appeal for No vote, verso describes the Australian Peace Alliance - objects, platform, contacts in Queensland, South Australia, New South Wales, and Victoria, and enrolment form.

Conscript or wheat? : vote no
Double-sided sheet urging readers to vote "No" in conscription referendum. Includes cartoon by Claude Manquet, labelled "One conscript equals five tons of wheat, which will we send?"

In 1916, when the conscription referendum was before the people we were told that one of the five Australian divisions had been withdrawn to supply reinforcements, and we afterwards found it wasn't true ...
Full title: In 1916, when the conscription referendum was before the people we were told that one of the five Australian divisions had been withdrawn to supply reinforcements, and we afterwards found it wasn't true : we are again being told the same…

No conscription
"To the electors of the Commonwealth, Melbourne 27th April 1917.""No. 19" (bottom of left-hand side)Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Alfred Deakin Collection.Contact Deakin University Library for access to high quality…

Ocean front : the story of the war in the Pacific 1941-44
Issued by the Ministry of Information.Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Alfred Deakin Collection.Contact Deakin University Library for access to high quality images.

Among those present, the official story of the Pacific islands at war
Prepared for the Colonial Office by the Central Office of Information.Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Alfred Deakin Collection.Contact Deakin University Library for access to high quality images.

Among the ruins : a New Guinea epic
Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Alfred Deakin Collection.Contact Deakin University Library for access to high quality images.

Will married men be conscripted? : what the figures say! ; Vote no and down conscription
"Authorised by Arch. Stewart, Secretary A.L.P. (Vic.), Central Executive, Melbourne"-- bottom of sheet.Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Alfred Deakin Collection.Contact Deakin University Library for access to high…

New Guinea action : a pictorial record of the Allied advance on the world's most treacherous battlefield
Photographs by Dept. of Information, U.S. 5th Army Air Force and U.S. Army Signal Corps.Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Alfred Deakin Collection.Contact Deakin University Library for access to high quality images.

War cartoons
"Reprinted from The Stock Journal"Cartoons printed in The Sydney Stock and Station Journal between September 18, 1914 and January 19, 1915.Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Special Collection Rare Books.Contact Deakin…

Report of Captain A. B. Thomas, naval commandant on the Victorian Navy : from 1883 to 1886, together with regulations for permanent naval forces and naval brigade
Details the operations of the Victorian Navy for the period 1883 to 1886, including information on ships, training, stores, list of officers on the active and unattached list, list of ships including their armament, and the regulations under which…

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