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19 November 1917

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  • The Leader reports that the Mayor’s son, James McNeilly, is arriving home on tonight’s train, having been invalided home from the war. Coming Come
  • Bathurst Police Court finds German missionary Rev Niedurney guilty of contravening the War Precautions Act. The Rev Niedurney is a prisoner of war interned at St Stanislaus College who attempted to send a letter to his mother. Young German Priest Fined
  • AW Olsen asks “Is Heroism Dead?”, claiming that “fear and cowardice seem to prevail”. He complains that the government is “afraid of cowards … afraid to do its duty” and has called the second conscription referendum out of fear”.