Vol Molesworth

(1925 — July 14, 1964)

Voltaire Molesworth was an Australian fan historian and small press publisher. He became active just after the War and led a revival of the Sydney Futurians in 1947, becoming one of the leading Australian fans in the 50s. He played a major role in the three Australian Natcons held in Sydney during the 50s. He founded and operated the Futurian Press.

Outside of fandom, he was a mathematician and amateur radio operator and managed the University of New South Wales' radio station.

Author of A History of Australian Fandom 1935-1963 and the earlier An Outline History of Australian Fandom I. He was married to Laura Molesworth.

Fanzines included: Luna (1939-1940), Cosmos (1940-41), Telefan, Notes and Comment

Ron Clarke later remembered him as "a strong and unique personality. He despised complacency and triviality, and set himself and others high standards. Those able to think beyond the immediate horizon and concerned to make the most of themselves, as he was, were best able to enjoy his friendship."


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