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Spanish writers in exile in Australia

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Spanish writers in exile in Australia

Minutes of a meeting held by the Melbourne Centre in Melbourne on 21 August 1939, titled “P.E.N. Committee Meeting”, f. 1. These minutes note that a key point raised at this meeting was the worldwide appeal made by the Comité d’Acceuil to help Spanish refugees forced to live in exile in France. It is noted that Australia would be hosting nine refugees from Spain, and that a decision would be taken at a dinner meeting held on 26 August 1939 on how best to help the three Spanish writers living in Australia, who would be “the responsibility of Australian writers for approximately two months”. Two points from John Wallace and Mrs Meyer was also raised, both regarding issues around getting in contact with the Melbourne Centre and processing membership requests. The document is signed by Leonard Mann, the Centre’s first president.

Spanish writers in exile in Australia

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Escritores españoles exiliados en Australia

Actas de una reunión organizada por el Centro de Melbourne en Melbourne, el 21 de agosto de 1939, titulada «P.E.N. Committee Meeting», f. 1. Las actas destacan que uno de los puntos clave tratados en la reunión fue el llamamento internacional del Comité d'Acceuil de ayudar a refugiados españoles forzados a vivir en el exilio en Francia. Se menciona que Australia acogería nueve refugiados de España y que, en el próximo encuentro-cena, el día 26 de agosto de 1939, se tomaría una decisión sobre como ayudar tres escritores españoles en Australia, que serían «la responsabilidad de los escritores australianos durante aproximadamente dos meses». También se trataron dos puntos propuestos por John Wallace y Mrs Meyer, sobre problemas deribados de ponerse en contacto con el Centro de Melbourne y de procesar peticiones de asociación. El documento está firmado por Leonard Mann, primer presidente del Centro.

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21/08/1939

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Melbourne Centre

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Melbourne Centre  (PEN Melbourne)

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