If the Australian War Memorial is set to become a history museum of all conflicts, then as a conscientious objector after being conscripted as an 18-year-old in 1968, I hope it will include a section on the important history of the peace movement in Australia.
This should start with the two referendums against conscription in World War I and the massive moratorium demonstrations, which led to the withdrawal of troops from the ill-fated Vietnam war.
These are events that have truly shaped the Australian story.
Sadly, the only place that I have seen these events remembered is in the war museums in Vietnam. COLIN HUGHES Midland