I would like to remind members that John and the ANZAC Commemorative Working Party have a regular column in the Benalla Ensign. The recent topic was the promise by the Prime Minister Billy Hughes to send a draft of 50,000 troops in June 1916 followed by monthly drafts of 9,500 men per month. This would lead to one of the greatly divisive issues of the period, Conscription.
Whilst we do not have a tutor for Australian History the Ensign column is a good way of reviewing this period, together with its local news from the time it gives a glimpse of the previous century.
Can I remind you that if you are going to be absent from classes it would be appreciated if you would inform your tutor. This is the time of year when many people suffer from colds and some travel north. Tutors put in a lot of work to run classes and they can be left wondering if it is worthwhile when class sizes drop and they get no feedback.