Michelle Arrow

Michelle Arrow

Michelle Arrow is professor in Modern History at Macquarie University. She is the author of three books, including Friday on Our Minds: Popular culture in Australia since 1945 (2009) and The Seventies: The personal, the political and the making of modern Australia (2019), which was awarded the 2020 Ernest Scott Prize for history. Together with Kate Fullagar and Leigh Boucher, Michelle is currently editor of the Australian Historical Association’s journal History Australia. In 2020, she was awarded a Special Research Initiative grant from the Australian Research Council for her current project, a biography of the writer and broadcaster Anne Deveson.

Michelle Arrow reviews 'Save Our Sons: Women, dissent and conscription in the Vietnam War' by Carolyn Collins

July 2021, no. 433 22 June 2021
Michelle Arrow reviews 'Save Our Sons: Women, dissent and conscription in the Vietnam War' by Carolyn Collins
Two weeks after he announced the reintroduction of conscription in late 1964, Prime Minister Robert Menzies addressed a political rally at Hornsby, in the Liberal heartland of Sydney’s north-west. Menzies received what historian Carolyn Collins described as a ‘rockstar welcome’. However, when he spoke about national service, a group of black-clad women in the audience rose to their feet and ... (read more)