Anti-Apartheid, Melbourne


Alternate Names: Community Aid Abroad (Southern Africa), African National Congress Support Group, Anti-Apartheid Group, Anti-Apartheid Movement, Victoria
Duration: 1977 - 1985
Location: Melbourne, Australia


This group was formed in 1977 by Jeanne Daly to publicize the plight of, and collect money for, political prisoners in South Africa. In 1979 the group formally became a constituent of Community Aid Abroad, under the name Community Aid Abroad (Southern Africa). The core members of CAASA came together in 1983 to form the African National Congress Support Group. The group proclaimed its support for the ANC in the liberation struggle in South Africa. In 1984, as a result of Eddie Funde's request, the group became Anti-Apartheid Group (AAG) then the Anti-Apartheid, Melbourne (AA-M). It grew rapidly in support and numbers until internal politics and outside pressures caused the group's dissolution in September 1985.

Organizational Archive


Title: Anti-Apartheid, Melbourne
Time Span: 1977 - 1985
Media: 13 cms (1 box)
Description: The collection includes correspondence, minutes of meetings and the campaign files. Among the persons represented in the collection are Jeanne Daly, John Brink, Mavis Nhlapo, Eddie Funde (ANC), Hadino Hishongwa (SWAPO), David Phillips.
Housed At: University of Melbourne, Baillieu Library, Archives and Special Collections
Location: The University of Melbourne, Parkville, 3010, Australia
Catalog/Finding Aid: view
Phone: +61 (0) 3 8 344 6848 Reference Phone: +61 (0) 3 8 344 9893
Reference Email: archives@archives.unimelb.edu.au
Related Website: http://www.lib.unimelb.edu.au/collections/archives/

Related Archive
Title: Australian Anti-Apartheid Movement Victoria: [newsletter]
Description: Newsletter issues held: Nov.1988-Feb.1989; Jan./Mar. 1990-May 1990; Nov.1990-July/Aug. 1991.
Housed At: National Library of Australia
Location: Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia
Catalog/Finding Aid: view
Phone: + 61 2 6262 1111 TTY: 1800 026 372
Related Website: http://www.nla.gov.au/