This piece is assembled from material on the PMHPS website and publications. The authors are gratefully acknowledged. You will find links to the posts at the end of this article.
In response to the call put out by organiser Janine Hendry, thousands and thousands of women (and supportive men) turned out to March 4 Justice on Monday 15…
As we make final preparations for Christmas . . .
On the 20th December 1917 men and women in Port Melbourne voted in a referendum on this question
"Are you in favour of the proposal of the Commonwealth Government for reinforcing the Australian Imperial forces overseas?"
This question, although it does not use the word conscription, came to be known as the…
Had you been living in Port in October 1916, you would have been very aware of the referendum on conscription that was looming on 28 October. Campaigning was intense.
The question to be put to electors was:
Are you in favour of the Government having, in this grave emergency, the same compulsory powers over citizens in regard to requiring their military service,…
The Ship Inn in Bay St (3) where J Budd and others were farewelled . Port Phillip City Collection
The Port Melbourne Standard of 19 September 1914 carried a story about a send-off for three Port lads who had enlisted for the war.
On Friday 11 September 1914 about 150 friends and workmates assembled at the Ship Hotel in Bay Street to bid…