Vale Antonio Burgos (May 13, 1918–October 31, 2018) : The Last of the Spanish Anarchists Exiled to Australia

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It is with deep sadness that the ASF Secretariat announces the passing of Antonio Burgos (13 May 1918 — 31 October 2018), the last remaining veteran of the Spanish Revolution in Australia. Antonio served in a CNT centuria during the revolution, was captured in 1939 and imprisoned for 7 years. Upon his release he took a boat from Malaga to Casablanca and then made his way to Beni-Saf to join other CNT exiles who eventually made their way to Australia and resettled as refugees. In December 1965, Antonio Burgos was a founding member of the Grupo Cultural de Estudios Sociales de Melbourne. Antonio Burgos died at 1am 31 October 2018 at the Austin Hospital in Heidelberg, Victoria. He was born in Alicante, Spain on 13 May 1918.


Above : Antonio Burgos with ASF comrades and the Secretary of the IWA at his home in February 2016.

See also : A Brief History of the Spanish Anarchist Refugees and Immigrants in Australia, ASF-IWA, June 3, 2012 | The Grupo has published a number of texts, including Interviewing Salvador Torrents (1950/1975/2012) : Spanish anarchist exiled to Australia (July 27, 2012).

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I live in Melbourne, Australia. I like anarchy. I don't like nazis. I enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. I barrack for the greatest football team on Earth: Collingwood Magpies. The 2020 premiership's a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood.
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2 Responses to Vale Antonio Burgos (May 13, 1918–October 31, 2018) : The Last of the Spanish Anarchists Exiled to Australia

  1. Dave says:

    Que la tierra te sea leve, compañero.

    Fuerza a tus familias, Antonio nunca será olvidado.

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  2. Robert says:

    …a great man!

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