Australian Women's Register

An initiative of The National Foundation for Australian Women (NFAW) in conjunction with The University of Melbourne

Skip to content

Use Trove to find more resources by/about this Organisation

  • Trove

Save Our Sons Movement ( South Australian Branch) (1965 - 1972)

From
1965
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
To
1972
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Occupations
Social action organisation

Summary

The Save Our Sons Movement was formed in 1965 to seek the reapeal of the National Service act and disbanded in 1975. In an effort to bring back servicemen stationed in Vietnam, the Save Our Sons movement made public protests against the conduct of the war in Vietnam, aided those who had been jailed after refusing to be conscripted, spoke on behalf of conscientious objectors at rallies, passed out leaflets, attended vigils and supported in court those who were charged with resisting conscription.
The Save Our Sons movement was just one of the many groups opposed to Australia's involvement in the Vietnam war. Although there were male members, women held all office-holder positions.

Archival resources

State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana

  • Save Our Sons Movement ( South Australian Branch) records, 1967 - 1972, SRG 566; Save Our Sons Movement ( South Australian Branch) (1965 - 1972); State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

Robin Secomb and Rosemary Francis

Site-wide information and acknowledgements

National Foundation for Australian Women The University of Melbourne, eScholarship Research Centre

© Copyright in The Australian Women's Register is owned by the Australian Women's Archives Project
and vested in each of the authors in respect of their contributions from 2000

http://www.womenaustralia.info/biogs/AWE1030b.htm

The Australian Women's Register is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Australia License

The Australian Women's Register is published quarterly by the Australian Women's Archives Project
ISSN 2207-3124