Australian Freedom League

Political organisation opposed to conscription and active in attempting to repeal the compulsory clauses of the Defence Act. By 1914 it had a membership of 55,000.

Milestone
Formed
1912
Position
1912
Type

World War I and the Peace Society in Sydney

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2014

The many wartime tensions between members of the New South Wales Peace Society was, in microcosm, one small example of the way in which the World War I split and deeply divided Sydney. Between 1914 and 1918, political, pacifist and patriotic tensions between the Society's members fractured this once united group.