Collection 297 - Southern Africa Defence and Aid Fund in Australia

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Southern Africa Defence and Aid Fund in Australia


  • 1963-01-01 - 1981-12-31 (Accumulation)

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The State Library of New South Wales holds a substantial collection, containing minutes, financial records, correspondence, campaign materials and publications.

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The Southern Africa Defence and Aid Fund in Australia (SADAF) was founded in 1963 by a small group of South-African post-Sharpeville refugees and several interested Australians. SADAF’s main aims were to aid and defend the victims of unjust legislation and oppression in South Africa, including support for families and dependents of victims and to keep the conscience of the world alive to the issues at stake. SADAF was affiliated to the International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF). In 1981 SADAF was dissolved and reconvened as the Community Aid Abroad Southern Africa (CAASA). Like its predecessor, CAASA maintained close ties with Campaign against Racial Exploitation (CARE). CAASA folded in 1987.

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In 1981 SADAF was dissolved and reconvened as the Southern Africa Group of Community Aid Abroad (CAASA). It folded in 1987.

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