Race Mathews

A founding member of the Melbourne Science Fiction Club in 1952 and holder of membership number 1 of that club. He was a member of the Amateur Fantasy Publications of Australia. He reported that he sold off his collection to fund the courtship of his wife and mostly gafiated in 1955 following his marriage.

He later went into politics and was Minister for the Police and Emergency Services for the State of Victoria during Aussiecon 2, where he gave the opening address on fandom. The speech can be found at File 770 #57 p16 (part 1) and File 770 #58 p15 (part 2)

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