Collection 508 - African National Congress Australasia and Pacific Mission

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ZA UFHL MR-MM-508

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African National Congress Australasia and Pacific Mission

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  • 1990-1993 (Creation)

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3 folders

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( 8 January 1912 - )

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Established as the South African Native National Congress (SANNC) in 1912. Renamed African National Congress (ANC) in 1923. Following the Sharpeville Massacre in March 1960, the ANC was banned by the South African government and went underground until the ban was lifted in 1990. Its military wing, Umkhonto weSizwe (MK), was established in 1961, with Mandela as commander-in-chief. The ANC became South Africa’s governing party after the nation’s first democratic elections on 27 April 1994.

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The records of the ANC Australia Mission have also material from New Zealand and the surrounding Islands the mission office was known as the Australasia and the Pacific Mission.
The records of the office consists of correspondence on
ANC mission material, activities of the ANC in the region. Free Nelson Mandela. Mandela Nelson Messages of support upon release. Mandela Nelson birthday messages 1989. Release Mandela (Memorabilia). Mandela Nelson (audiocassette)
Photographs of the ANC community and on the visit of Mr. Nelson Mandela to Australia

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African National Congress

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