ZA COM MR-AAO-124
Community Aid Abroad Southern Africa
- 1979-01-01 - 1985-12-31 (Accumulation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
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.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
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.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
CAASA is the continuarion of SADAF in 1981. In 1984, as a result of Eddie Funde's request, the group became Anti-Apartheid, Melbourne.