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Ticket - Pro Conscription Demonstration, Melbourne Cricket Ground, 10 Dec 1917 Object Reg. No: HT 26588

'A' reserve ticket for a pro conscription demonstration held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Monday 10 December 1917 at 8 pm. Authorised by James Hume Cook, Federation and General Secretary, the ticket was printed by G.A. Green.

In 1916 the Australian Government, under Prime Minister Hughes, called for conscription of Australian men as voluntary recruiting did not seem to be producing sufficient numbers to supply the front line. Popular votes were held in 1916 and 1917 on the issue of conscription, which caused great divisions in Australian society and the Australian government. Both votes were defeated and conscription did not occur.
Cream coloured card printed with black text on the obverse and a map of the MCG on the reverse.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 62 mm (Height), 106 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: world war i 1914-1918, conscription, tickets, political rallies
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Conscription, World War I, 1914-1918
Primary Classification: POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST
Secondary Classification: World War I
Tertiary Classification: conscription
Inscriptions: Printed on obverse: Patriotic 'Yes' Demonstration/ The "100,000 Meeting"/ Melbourne Cricket Ground/ Monday, 10th December, 1917, at 8 p.m./ No admission except by ticket It must be retained by the holder/ This ticket must be shown at the gate It must be produced when requested/ See plan of ground, showing entrance, on back hereof/ Admit to "A" Reserve/ Authorised by J. Hume Cook, Gen. Sec. G.A. Green, Printer
Authorised By: James Cook, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1917
Printer: G.A. Green, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1917

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