Centenary of Archbishop Mannix’s ‘Trade-War’ Speech


Archbishop Daniel Mannix

Event: ‘A Trade War’ is a commemoration of Archbishop Daniel Mannix’s famous speech about World War I as a trade war, which he made at the opening of St Ambrose’s Christian Brothers school, Dawson Street, Brunswick, on 28 January 1917.

Rod Quantock as Daniel Mannix

When: Saturday 28 January 2017, 2pm-3.30pm

Venue: St Ambrose Hall, 3 Dawson Street Brunswick

Free: All welcome.

Further information: anticonscription1916@gmail.com

imagesOn 28 January 1917 charismatic Bishop Daniel Mannix for the first time publicly criticised World War One as a ‘trade war’, in an historic speech at St Ambrose Hall. Come to the centenary re-enactment of the speech, by noted actor Rod Quantock.

Organised By: Brunswick-Coburg Anti-Conscription Commemoration Campaign. Historic discussion led by Dr Val Noone. MC: Frances Newell.

The afternoon begins with a performance of Stephen Taberner’s ‘Ghosts Don’t Lie‘, presented by the Serenading Adela Choir, directed by Jeannie Marsh, featuring soloist Lisa-Marie Parker. This song was commissioned by BCACCC, thanks to a Moreland Council Community Grant.