Journal article

The great madness of 1914-18: families at war on Melbourne's eastern and western fronts

J LACK

The LaTrobe Journal | State Library | Published : 2015

Abstract

The wartime diary of a retired Yarraville railwayman and the memoir of a schoolboy son of an Armadale engineer reveal the class and religious tensions that divided the Melbourne home front 1914-18, and informed enlistment levels and patterns of voting in the 1916-17 conscription plebiscites.