“To be avoided at all hazards – Rebel Irish and Syndicalists coming into office“: The Easter Rising, Climatic Conditions and the 1916 Australian Referendum on Conscription

Segesser, Daniel Marc (2018). “To be avoided at all hazards – Rebel Irish and Syndicalists coming into office“: The Easter Rising, Climatic Conditions and the 1916 Australian Referendum on Conscription. In: 1916 in Global Context: An Anti-Imperial Moment. Routledge Studies in Modern European History: Vol. 54 (pp. 146-156). London: Routledge

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This contribution clarifies the interdependences between the reactions in Australia to the Dublin Easter rising in April 1916, the negotiations of Prime Minister William Morris Hughes to sell Australian primary produce to the Imperial government between March and November 1916, the impact of climatic conditions in other parts of the world throughout the year on these negotiations as well as the attempts to keep the Hughes government in power at almost all costs by the end of 1916. The contribution shows how essential climatic conditions in other parts of the world were for the success Hughes had after his defeat in the 1916 conscription-referendum to sell primary produce at such prices as to win back the farmers vote in the 1917 election, which kept him in government and Australia in the war.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Modern and Contemporary History
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Economic, Social and Environmental History

UniBE Contributor:

Segesser, Daniel

Subjects:

900 History
900 History > 940 History of Europe
900 History > 970 History of North America
900 History > 980 History of South America
900 History > 990 History of other areas

ISBN:

978-1-138-74999-3

Series:

Routledge Studies in Modern European History

Publisher:

Routledge

Language:

English

Submitter:

Daniel Segesser

Date Deposited:

23 Apr 2018 10:00

Last Modified:

04 Nov 2019 11:27

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.112391

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/112391

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