New Guard

The New Guard was a short-lived Australian monarchist, anti-communist, and later fascist-inspired organisation which emerged from the Sydney-based Old Guard on 16 February 1931, during the Great Depression. The New Guard is known for its agitation against Premier of New South Wales Jack Lang. It was founded and led by Eric Campbell, a World War I veteran and former Old Guard member. At its peak, membership was estimated to be around 50,000.


The New Guard was a short-lived Australian monarchist, anti-communist, and later fascist-inspired organisation which emerged from the Sydney-based Old Guard on 16 February 1931, during the Great Depression. The New Guard is known for its agitation against Premier of New South Wales Jack Lang. It was founded and led by Eric Campbell, a World War I veteran and former Old Guard member. At its peak, membership was estimated to be around 50,000.
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