During the late 1960s, domestic opposition to the Vietnam War and conscription grew in Australia. In 1965 a group of concerned Australian women formed the anti-conscription organisation Save Our Sons, which was established in Sydney with other branches later formed in Wollongong, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Newcastle and Adelaide.
Birthdates drawn in the first National Service ballot: 10 March 1965 Men included in the ballot who were born in the period 1 January 1945 to 30 June 1945. January 1.
Between 1965 and 1972 (when the last Australian troops were withdrawn from Vietnam) over 800,000 men were registered for National Service, 63,000 were conscripted by the ballot. From 1965 to 1972, 15,381 national servicemen served in the Vietnam War, with 200 killed and 1,279 wounded.Australia supported America by helping them in conflicts such as joining the Vietnam War was one of the prices that Australia paid for the protection. Paragraph three Conscription led to people combining together and creating groups to revolt against the conscription and Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War.Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War began with a small commitment of 30 military advisors in 1962, and increased over the following decade to a peak of 7,672 Australian personnel following the Menzies Government's April 1965 decision to upgrade its military commitment to South Vietnam's security. By the time the last Australian personnel were withdrawn in 1972, the Vietnam War had.
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Anti-Vietnam War protesters stage the first moratorium marches in Australian cities (70,000 in Melbourne, and about 120,000 throughout Australia). 18 September 1970 About 100,000 people take part in a second moratorium march.Read More
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The Essay on Australian Conscription in Vietnam War. all sections of the community. There were many reasons for Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War, including the allegiance commitments of South-East Asia. joined in the Vietnam War, Australia supported them to join the war as well.Read More
The Vietnam War was a war fought between North and South Vietnam in the 1960s and the 70s. How did Australia become involved in this war and how did it ultimately change Australia? Find out about the attitudes of the public to the war in the 1960s and 1970s, and how it shaped the Australian Government's decision to be involved in the war.Read More
Propaganda and the conscription debate. The cartoons and pamphlets in this exhibition are presented exactly as they were produced at the time. Some images and views expressed would now be considered offensive.. Courtesy Australian War Memorial. Will You Join Them.Read More
The 1964-1972 anti-Vietnam anti-conscription movement was specifically aimed at ending Australia’s intervention in Vietnam and the associated conscription scheme. Opponents of the war were galvanized by the indiscriminate bombing and napalming of Vietnamese civilians, the view that the war was a civil one rather than part of a “downward thrust” of “communism” towards Australia, the.Read More
Australia needs a national memorial to the conscientious objectors to war in or beside the National War Memorial. Alongside the soldiers, these men and women deserve our respect and recognition.Read More
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Search Trove to find Australian newspaper articles relating to the outbreak of the war, recruitment numbers, the conscription debate and battles involving Australian troops. Trove includes major Australian metropolitan and regional newspapers. You can search by keyword across all newspapers or narrow your search to a specific newspaper.Read More