First established in Sydney, and later in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Newcastle and Adelaide the movement protested against conscription of Australians to fight in the Vietnam war. The movement made conscription of men under 18 who were not eligible to vote at that time a focus of their campaign.
In 1970, five Save Our Sons women were jailed in Melbourne for handing out anti-conscription pamphlets whilst on government property. They included Jean Maclean, Rene Miller and Jo Maclaine-Cross.
- Trove, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-728072
- Worth Fighting For!, Fryer Library with research by Yorick Smaal, 2005, https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/awa/20050708180233/http://www.library.uq.edu.au/fryer/worth_fighting/
- State Library of South Australia
- National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
- National Library of Australia, Pictures Collection
- The University of Melbourne Archives