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Records, 1963-1971 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1102719
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Australian Council for Civil Liberties
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1963-1971 
1.76 m. 
Summary

The records consist of correspondence concerning the establishment of the Council in 1963, its administration (1963-1971); papers dealing with the cases it supported; subject files marked "censorship", "aborigines", "immigration", "ombudsman" and "police"; papers concerning the Council's publication If you are arrested (2nd ed. 1968); and the First Australian Convention of the Councils for Civil Liberties (1968); financial papers (1965-1971) which include membership lists, receipt books, petty cash books, bank statements and treasurer's correspondence.

Biography/History

The Council for Civil Liberties was launched at a meeting in Sydney on 14 October 1963. It was convened by Ken Buckley, Dick Klugman and J. B. Sweeny. "Its aims are to take up and investigate matters involving freedom of speech, publication assembly and organization as well as public conduct, censorship, immigration and naturalisation and arbitrary discrimination and deprivation of liberty of all kinds".

Notes

Manuscript reference: NLA MS 5791.

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; D1121

Subjects Australian Council for Civil Liberties -- Archives.  |  Civil rights -- Australia -- Societies, etc. -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1963-1971 

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