Australian Revolution

1913-1915

Who was involved?

The Australian War of Independence began as a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the Commonwealth of Australia

How did it start?

The Australian Revolution started when people began protesting over Australian soldiers being sent to die in a war in Europe. Resulting in a series of riots and protests in Melbourne, which were becoming increasingly violent, the military had eventually been called in to restore public order.


A well known man named Hernand Morales made a speech during a protest in Melbourne and was shot a by a soldier. This made the protesters incredibly angry at what had happened. They turned on the soldiers and attacked them with stones and, sticks the soldiers' own rifles and bayonets

The aftermath

This peaceful protest erupted into an urban battle, leading to a revolution in Australia which sparked revolutions in other countries.