8 May 1970 Moratorium

Melbourne’s Moratorium demonstration of 8 May 1970 was the city’s largest public gathering ever and the highpoint of a movement that had been steadily building over a number of years in opposition to Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam war.  Despite scaremongering and predictions to the contrary, the Moratorium demonstration exceeded all expectations – it was... Continue Reading →

8 May 1970 Moratorium: A Chronology of Protest

Compiled by Ken Mansell*   In 1970 and 1971, mass demonstrations against the war in Vietnam, dubbed Moratoriums after earlier U.S. rallies, were held in cities and towns across Australia. This chronology of protest, compiled by Ken Mansell and incorporating the work of Malcolm J. Saunders, explains the pressures, context, and constraints of the organisation... Continue Reading →

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