Town Clerk's Files, Correspondence regarding A NZ Congress for International Co-Operation and Disarmament

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Town Clerk's Files, Correspondence regarding A NZ Congress for International Co-Operation and Disarmament is associated with 94 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne located at these coordinates -37.8157373, 144.9639414


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Record Citation: PROV VPRS 3181
Record URL: http://access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewSeries&entityId=3181
Agency: VA 511 Melbourne (Town 1842-1847; City 1847-ct)
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Date: 31 March 1967
Record Type: Correspondence
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Language: en
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TOWN CLERK'S

-4.APR. 1967

OFFICE

AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND CONGRESS FOR INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION & DISARMAMENT

Cables: PEACANZ

94 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, C.1

Tele. 63-2005 - 63-6893


CHAIRMAN: The Rt. Rev. A. M. Dickie

SECRETARY: Mr. S. Goldbloom

31st March, 1967


The Town Clerk,

Melbourne City Council,

Town Hall,

MELBOURNE, C.1.


Dear Sir,


As you are awware, it has been the practice of our movement for a number of years to mark the anniversary of Hiroshima Day on a Sunday close to August 6th. This activity has taken a number of forms over the past years such as city marches, two-day walks from Frankston to Melbourne, public meetings, either in the open air or in public halls.


We have in the past discussed with officers of the Town Hall the possibility of hiring the main hall on a Sunday afternoon for the purpose of holding a meeting to mark the anniversary of Hiroshima Day. We understand that there exist regulations governing the letting of the Town Hall on a Sunday. It is our view, having regard to the nature of our activities and those activities of organisations which have in the past been given the Town Hall on a Sunday, that we should qualify for such a booking.


You are no doubt aware that our movement has the support of a very wide section of the Victorian community, such support coming from prominent churchmen, trade union, paliamentary, university and social organisation personalities, and further that our basic objective is: "The objective of the Congress shall be to seek world peace through international co-operation and universal disarmament, subject to effective inspection and control".


Having regard to all of the foregoing, we wish to formally apply for the use of the Melbourne Town Hall on Sunday, August 6th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for the purpose of holding a public meeting to mark the occasion of the anniversary of Hiroshima Day. Speakers will be prominent citizens of the Commonwealth and their names could be advised at a later date. The meeting will be under the chairmanship of the Rev. A.M. Dickie, the immediate past Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria. Part of the proceeds of the function would be donated to the relife of the suffering of atomic victims in Japan.


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