PROLOGUE

2. THE WAR

3. THE WAR - WOMEN’S PART

4. LET US REASON TOGETHER

5. VIDA GOLDSTEIN

6. THE WOMEN’S POLITICAL ASSOCIATION

7. THEY WORKED OUT
THEIR POSITION

8. THEY DEVELOPED THEIR RESPONSE

9. THEY FOUGHT FOR CIVIL LIBERTY

10. A FIGHT LED BY A WOMAN

11. 'I DIDN'T RAISE MY SON TO BE A SOLDIER'

12. THEY OPPOSED WHITE AUSTRALIA

13. WARRING AGAINST WAR - SUPPORTING SOLDIERS

14. THE WPA DEMANDED
TERMS OF PEACE BE DECLARED
AND SUBMITTED TO THE PEOPLE

15. THE WPA WAS FEMINIST

16. THE WPA PROTESTED AGAINST UNEMPLOYMENT

17. THE WPA PROTESTED AGAINST THE COST OF LIVING

18. WINNERS AND LOSERS

19. THE WOMEN’S PEACE ARMY

20. WOMEN'S PEACE ARMY RESOLUTIONS

21. THE WPA ESTABLISHED AND RAN A WOMEN’S UNEMPLOYMENT BUREAU

22. THE WPA ESTABLISHED AND RAN A WOMEN’S FARMING CO-OPERATIVE

23. 'AS GOOD AS A MAN'

24. THE WPA ESTABLISHED AND RAN A WORKERS' COMMUNE

25. THE WPA GREW BEYOND VICTORIA

26. THE WPA OPPOSED CONSCRIPTION

27. WOMEN'S PEACE ARMY LEAFLETS

28. 80,000 PEOPLE ON YARRA BANK

29. PRESS, PULPIT AND PURSE

30. A CONSTRUCTIVE PEACE

31. WOMEN’S TERMS OF PEACE

32. PEACE IN HONOUR’S CAUSE

33. WHOSE PEACE?

34. THE ARMISTICE IS NOT PEACE

35. 1919 THE WPA EXPOSED THE BLOCKADE

36. HYPOCRISY

37. THE WORLD IS SICK UNTO DEATH

38. THE WPA SENT TWO REPRESENTATIVES TO THE 1919 WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR PERMANENT PEACE AT ZURICH

39. THE WPA DENOUNCED THE VERSAILLES PEACE TREATY

40. THE WPA REPORTED THE WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS

41. THE OLD ORDER HAS NOT CHANGED

42. HERE, IN AUSTRALIA

43. THE END?

44. STRANDED IN LONDON

45. ANZAC - THE SISTERHOOD FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE (1915-1919)

46. ANZAC - THE WOMEN’S POLITICAL ASSOCIATION

47. AN ANZAC SERMON

48. THE ‘WRONGS UNDER WHICH THEIR COMRADES HAD LIVED’

49. THE WOMEN?

50. ANOTHER WAR


FIRST WORLD WAR WOMEN
working for peace in Melbourne

1914-1919

The Women’s Political Association and
The Women’s Peace Army

“WE WAR AGAINST WAR”

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1. PROLOGUE

I always knew our heritage is more than we have

been taught. I didn’t always know how rich and

wonderful these untold stories can be.

 

Here in their own words are 50 short pages,

mainly from the Woman Voter. They show really

good, exciting, positive and creative things the

women from the Women's Political Association

did a hundred years ago to work for peace and to

find alternatives to war.

 

I trust you will enjoy this as I enjoyed compiling it.

Geraldine

The quotes used here are mainly from
Prejudice and Reason
some Australian women’s responses to war prejudiceandreason.com.au

Published by www.womensweb.com.au

 

woman voter page

Woman Voter, 21 December 1916, State Library of Victoria

 

2. THE WAR