Anti-German Manly in WWI
When and why did Vienna Street become Kitchener Street? Why did the captain of Manly Life Saving Club change his name from Fritz Schwarz to Fred Campbell? Why was Antonio de Fina’s shop on Manly Wharf destroyed in a riot? The answer lies in the xenophobia which infected Manly, and Australia generally, during World War One. Historian Dr Terry Metherell has examined how Manly took the lead in inciting anti-German sentiment, and how this resulted in various grotesque outcomes. You can read his article by clicking on the link.