“The Peacemaker” was first published in September 1939 in response to the declaration of war. It was organised by members of the Australia Peace Pledge Union and the Fellowship of Reconciliation. Frank Coaldrake was its publisher and proprietor.
As international tensions of the Cold War grew Sam Goldbloom devoted himself increasingly to working in the interest of world peace. He became active in the Victorian Peace Council. He was a founding member of the Congress for International Cooperation and Disarmament becoming its first secretary and later president. He was Australian representative on, and executive member of, the World Peace Council. He remained active in the peace movement throughout his life. In 1990 he was awarded the Order of Australia for his peace activism.
Image: The Rev Frank Hartley handing money to Sam Goldbloom at an unknown event in Melbourne, c.1960-1969, Communist Party of Australia, Victorian State Committee collection, 1991.0152.00102. Photographer: Eric La Motte.
Sam Goldbloom’s poster collection consists of approximately 130 posters published by organisations within the world peace movement in the cold-war period. Sam Goldbloom collected the posters when he attended various international conferences. They include posters
of World Peace Council, World Federation of Democratic Youth, OSPAAAL, CICD, CND, PND, CPA.
For many years, John Ellis initiated and was active in left-wing political and cultural events. In particular, he was involved in the anti-Vietnam War movement, and with the international peace and disarmament movement. He had many links with prominent Melbourne based activists and intellectuals.
This collection consists of documents of the peace movement acquired by John Ellis. In particular they record his involvement with a number of peace organisations and events arranged among musicians, poets, and other artists in Arts Action for Peace and related organisations.
His other major interest was photography, which he has pursued since 1973. He was one of the major photographers of left-wing events in Melbourne, and in many instances was the only person to record the event in photographs.
In the search the catalogue bar, enter John Ellis to view all collections. Of specific interest to the peace movement are: 2011.012, 1992.0029, 1994.0167, 1990.0059 and 1990.0055.
You can also search John Ellis in the search digitised items search box, as many of his photographs are digitised and can be viewed online.
Campaign for International Co-operation and Disarmament (CICD) was founded by peace activists, unionists and church leaders the group advocated a holistic approach to peace and nuclear disarmament.
The collection comprises posters created by the CICD peace movement during or/for political campaigns, protests and rallies. Subject categories relate to human rights, union movements, war, peace and disarmament. The majority of these posters are large and/or fragile and are not available for immediate retrieval. Contact UMA for access.