Reginald Patrick Byrne

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First name: Reginald

Middle name: Patrick

Last name: Byrne

Personal information:

Material relating to the World War I conscription referendum, 1908-1918. Reginald Byrne was an active member of the Labor Party. He joined the Darlinghurst Political League in 1914 and held the positions of secretary and president at various times until 1927. During World War I he was a strong opponent of conscription

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Military parade, Macquarie Street, Sydney
A birthday treat(y) signals a short-lived period of world peace

Being an ardent pacifist I was delighted to discover that the Treaty of Versailles was signed on 28 June – my birthday!  An examination of the souvenir programme, Victory Celebrations (Signing of Peace), revealed a route  that was to pass in front of the original Mitchell Library.  Further searching of the Library’s collections revealed this magnificent photo of the event.

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