They remembered the Black and Tans. Twenty years later, they refused to be conscripted into the British army a world away.
1917 was a bitter year – probably the most bitter in white Australia’s history – but also one of which Irish Australians can be proud.
How the ‘Warwick egg incident’ of 1917 exemplified an Australian nation divided.
A major event in the formative history of Warwick will be brought to life and celebrated around the town on Saturday, November 18th November.
In September 1916, a 27-year-old police officer George Duncan was shot dead in Tottenham, a small mining town in the copper belt of western New South Wales. The perpetrators were Roland Kennedy and Frank Franz, two members of the IWW.
Democratic Opposition to War:
The 1916-17 Anti-Conscription Campaigns: Impacts and Legacies