Collection 124 - Community Aid Abroad Southern Africa

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Community Aid Abroad Southern Africa


  • 1979-01-01 - 1985-12-31 (Accumulation)

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The State Library of New South Wales collection includes the Southern Africa Newsletter, published by the Southern Africa Branch of Community Aid Abroad, 1981. It also includes Southern Africa Defence and Aid Fund in Australia records, 1961-1981, together with the records of Community Aid Abroad (Australia) Southern Africa Group, 1981-1987.

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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 their 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, Melbourne. It grew rapidly in support and numbers until internal politics and outside pressures caused the group's dissolution in September 1985.

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CAASA is the continuarion of SADAF in 1981. In 1984, as a result of Eddie Funde's request, the group became Anti-Apartheid, Melbourne.

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