At the start of the Great War, Australia was a place of fevered patriotism. Young men signed up by the score to enlist in the Australian Imperial Force against the threat overtaking Europe, bouyed by the lasting ties Australia had to Britain.
Those men, from all over Australia, had to be trained somewhere, so they were shifted to the major cities – Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne – for training and preparation for the war ahead.
But one camp in Liverpool, Sydney, decided that the order to march for an extra 4 1/2 hours per week was too much to bear, that the camp conditions were too horrible, too abusive to ignore.
Listen to the tale of the Battle of Central Station, and the casualties felled therein, nearly lost to history…