Deposit N236 - Margaret Howells collection

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Margaret Howells collection


  • 1936 - 1938, 1986 (Creation)

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0.18 m (1 box)

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Margaret Howells (nee Kemp) was an Australian volunteer during the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939. In 1938 Margaret and her husband Arthur Fenton Howells (1907-1986), a labour and peace movement activist, visited Spain, returning to Australia to work for the Spanish Relief Committee. In 1967 Margaret Howells stood as a candidate for the Australian Labor Party in the Legislative Assembly seat of Monbulk at the Victorian state election. Margaret Howells worked as an English teacher.

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Records relating to Australian participation in the Spanish Civil War. Includes correspondence, photographs, postcards, pamphlets and printed material.


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Researchers must sign an access agreement

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University of Melbourne Archives: 2003.0024 [HOWELLS, ARTHUR FENTON]
NBAC N171, Amirah Inglis collection

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Entered from deposit description on 19 September 2011
Revised by Naomi Newton June 2014




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