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Centenary of Mannix’s first stand against Conscription

Centenary of Mannix’s first stand against Conscription

Nature of Event: Dr Mannix: ‘Clifton Hill, where I committed my original sin’. A centenary commemoration of Archbishop Daniel Mannix’s first speech against conscription. On a wet and stormy night, 16 September 1916, during World War I, a fortnight after Prime Minister William Hughes announced the first conscription referendum, Archbishop Daniel Mannix delayed his expected arrival at another function to go … Continue reading