Deposit N346 - Australian People for Health, Education and Development Abroad (APHEDA) deposit

Identity area

Reference code



Australian People for Health, Education and Development Abroad (APHEDA) deposit


  • 1981 - 2010 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

211 boxes 40.2 metres

Context area

Name of creator

(1984 -)

Biographical history

Australian People for Health, Education and Development Abroad (APHEDA) was established in 1984 as the overseas aid agency of the Australian Council of Trade Unions in recognition of the union movement's responsibility to contribute to workers in other countries who are disadvantaged through poverty, lack of human rights and civil conflict. The organisation was co-founded by Helen McCue, APHEDA's first Executive Director and regional adviser in South Africa and the Middle East until early 1994. It supports training projects in many countries with the support of individual union members, trade unions and aid agencies such as the Australian government agency AusAid. It is also known as Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Reports to the Board, files about the Australian Council for Overseas Aid, AusAID Australian-NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) projects, education and training programs and fundraising, personnel files, files for projects in Africa, the Middle East, Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines and the South Pacific, scholarships, support committees files, travel itineraries, and correspondence with trade unions. Includes records of Oliver Tambo and Nelson Mandela's visit to Australia. Items labelled Jill's Files are files kept by Jill Gutteridge, APHEDA Project Officer/Overseas Program Manager. Includes African National Congress (ANC) Support Committee Archives, items 396-471; Australia-Kampuchea Support Committee Archives (AKSCA) also known as Australia-Cambodia Support Committee (ACSC), items 472-506.


System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Researchers must sign an access agreement

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Dates of creation revision deletion

Entered from deposit description 30 November 2012; revised by Phuong Dang in November 2016




Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places