• Entry type: Organisation
  • Entry ID: AWE1030

Save Our Sons Movement (South Australian Branch)

(From 1965 – 1972)
  • Occupation Social action organisation


The Save Our Sons Movement was formed in 1965 to seek the reappeal of the National Service act and disbanded in 1975. In an effort to bring back servicemen stationed in Vietnam, the Save Our Sons movement made public protests against the conduct of the war in Vietnam, aided those who had been jailed after refusing to be conscripted, spoke on behalf of conscientious objectors at rallies, passed out leaflets, attended vigils and supported in court those who were charged with resisting conscription.
The Save Our Sons movement was just one of the many groups opposed to Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam war. Although there were male members, women held all office-holder positions.

Published resources

  • Resource
    • Trove

Archival resources

  • State Library of South Australia
    • Save Our Sons Movement : SUMMARY RECORD
    • Union of Australian Women : SUMMARY RECORD

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