Bobbie Oliver has written a book, Hell No! We Won’t Go! Resistance to Conscription in Post-war Australia, published by Interventions, which will be launched online on 24 February at 7pm AEST. Details. Registration. Professor Oliver will be in conversation with former draft resisters, Michael Hamel-Green and Rowan Cahill.
Bobbie Oliver is Associate Professor, Honorary Research Fellow, School of Humanities, University of Western Australia. She is also co-editor (with David Stephens) of book reviews for the Labour History journal.
‘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 WWII and 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
14 February 2022