An in-depth account of the hundreds of campaigns and actions that were carried out across Australia against the war and conscription.
Vietnam War, 1961 – 1975
Save Our Sons opposed military conscription for Australia’s role in the United States invasion and occupation of Vietnam.
Australian civil society groups resisted military participation in the war in Vietnam through organised and nonviolent action, from the late 1960s to the early 1970s.
Case study of the Australian campaign against involvement in the Vietnam War. The emergence of popular protest in Australia during the 1960s presented a fundamental challenge to government decisions and the way those decisions are made. By taking to the streets people challenged the policy positions of government and, in some cases, the very legitimacy and authority of the state itself.