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Book Launch: Hell No! We Won’t Go! Resistance to conscription in post-war Australia

This book, just published by Interventions, will be launched online on 24 February 7 pm.

The author Bobbie Oliver will be in conversation with former draft resisters Michael Hamel-Green and Rowan Cahill. The event is free but registration is essential. Register at

The event is co-sponsored by Interventions, New International Bookshop and Search Foundation.

‘Historian Bobbie Oliver has written an absorbing, readable, and meticulously documented account of the principled and courageous stands young conscientious objectors and draft resisters took against conscription and militarism during the decades after WWIIand shows their contribution to the wider movement to end Australia’s intervention in Vietnam.’ 

Michael Hamel-Green, Emeritus Professor, Victoria University and former draft resister

‘A welcome, robust and moving antidote to the officially sanctioned and manipulated martial enthusiasms that course through Australian society and culture.’ 

Rowan Cahill, radical historian, author, educator and conscientious objector

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Feb 24 2022


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Perth Branch


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ASSLH & Labour History Office

Carl Power
Faculty of Law
Lev 15, UTS Central (CB02)
University of Technology Sydney
Broadway NSW 2007 Australia
Tel. 0415 191 715

Note: Please don’t send review books to the office. Instead contact the Review Editors, Bobbie Oliver and Nathan Wise.

Our homepage cover image is from the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy SEARCH Foundation. Item 0034: Tribune negatives including May Day march, May 1974 / photographed by Anne.

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