26June2017

You are here: Home About Us Meet WILPF Women Margaret Thorp

Margaret Thorp

Margaret Thorp

Margaret Thorp was known as “The Peace Angel”.

During WW1 this remarkable young woman mobilised such a large anti-conscription vote in Queensland that it was the only State which rejected compulsory conscription during two referendums. She represented WILPF Australia at the 3rd International WILPF Congress in 1921 in Vienna.

WILPF logo
 "There is no way to peace; peace is the way."  
Edith Greene Balch, founding member of WILPF and Nobel Peace Prize winner, 1946.

Connect