Peace Society, New South Wales Branch

Pacifist group which grew out of the anti-Boer War campaigns, opposing the principle of compulsory military training and promoting arbitration as a means of settling international disputes.

Milestone
Formed
1907
Position
1907
1907 - 1917
1907 - 1917
1909 - 1914
1909 - 1916
1912 - 1916
1916 - 1917
1917 - 1925
Type

World War I and the Peace Society in Sydney

CC BY-SA 2.0
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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.