Australia & the Spanish Civil War: Activism and Reaction

A new exhibition exploring the reactions in Australia to the Spanish Civil War has been launched by the ANU Archives.

The Spanish Civil War began in 1936 when a military coup, aided by Italian and German forces, attempted to overthrow Spain’s democratically elected government.

This exhibition looks at the activism and reaction of Australia to the conflict in Spain, through propaganda and the experiences of activists in Australia, as well as the volunteers who went to Spain.

The exhibition was curated by ANU Archivist Catherine Ziegler, and includes photographs, postcards, letters, newspapers, posters, reports, artefacts such as pins and medals, and more.

Items are on display in the Menzies Library foyer (until May 2019) and online.

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