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Plaque commemorates the anti-conscription campaign undertaken World War One.

The Melbourne Trades Hall Council resolved to commemorate the action of the people who voted against the introduction of conscription into Australia. The results were of the first referendum on 28 October 1916 was For Conscription 1,087,577 Against 1,160,033, and of the second referendum on 20 December 1917 was For Conscription 1,015,159 Against 1,181,747.

The Melbourne Trades Hall Council decided on November 14th 1918 to place on record their appreciation of all those soldiers who whilst fighting abroad voted against the introduction of conscription into this country.


Address:Lygon Street, Trades Hall, Carlton, 3053
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.806324
Long: 144.966146
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1918
Source: MA
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