Australian Women's Peace Army (1915 - 1919)
- Feminist Organisation, Peace Organisation and Political Group
The Women's Peace Army was established on 15 July 1915 at the offices of the Women's Political Association, in an attempt to mobilise the women in Australia who opposed all war, regardless of political party membership. It was to be a fighting body to destroy militarism 'with the same spirit of self-sacrifice that soldiers showed on the battlefield'. 'We war against war' was the motto of the Women's Peace Army. Their flag took the feminist colours of purple, green and white. The most well-known members were Vida Goldstein, president, Cecilia John and Adela Pankhurst. See the Australian Women's Archive Project for more information.
Created: 19 July 2005, Last modified: 22 May 2015