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    Austcare: Victorian State Headquarters, 18 March 1977, courtesy of Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre.

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Austcare: Victorian State Headquarters

Letter from Wystan Widdows, Victorian State Director of Austcare, requesting permission to collect money on the city's streets for the Romanian earthquake relief fund, on 1 April 1977.

18 March 1977
Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston Street
Physical description

Letter, typewritten in black ink. Letterhead, top right, in blue ink features "Austcare" in blue block letters, with the assertion "Australia cares for refugees". Below this is a photographic image, in blue ink, of a elderly Vietnamese woman carrying a baby on her back. Letterhead also features a list of patrons, including the Governor-General, the Prime Minister, the Governor of Victoria, and the Victorian Premier, the Anglican Primate of Victoria, the Catholic Archbishop of Victoria, and the Lord Mayor of Melbourne. Along the bottom of the page (footer) is a list of member bodies, including many religious and social groups.

PROV VPRS 3183 P0009 / Unit 18 #1017
Archival Source
VPRS 3183 City of Melbourne Town Clerk's Correspondence Files II, 1910 - 1982; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details