Francesco Fantin Banner

We return at 11am Sunday 7th November 2021
at the MURCHISON CEMETERY (Willoughby St, Murchison VIC)
Bring food & drinks for a picnic at 12 noon by the river at Murchison after the ceremony

 

The PUBLIC LAUNCH of the FRANCESCO FANTIN BANNER
was held on Thursday 31st October 2013
at the EIGHT HOUR MONUMENT
cnr Victoria & Russel St. Melbourne

We paid our respects to Francesco Fantin
on Sunday 10th November 2013

at the MURCHISON CEMETERY

Francesco Fantin banner at the Murchison Ossario

Sunday 15th November 2020
FrancescoBannerCeremony2020
video presentation of the Fantin story
(click on image to play)
at the MURCHISON CEMETERY

(Willoughby St, Murchison VIC)

2019 commemoration


2017 commemoration


melbourne to Murchison map

download 2021 info sheet here

Murdered on 16th November 1942 at Camp Loveday for his beliefs

The bones of Francesco and over 220 Italian prisoners of war and internees who died in Australian camps during the Second World War are deposited in an Italian War Cemetery at Murchison, in Victoria.

Francesco Fantin was interned as an “enemy alien” on the 28th February 1942 by the Australian government although he was an Italian refugee who fled to Australia in 1924 to escape persecution by the Italian fascist government. Between 1924 and the day of his murder on 16th November 1942, he fought against the growing fascist tide in Australia.

To the Australian authorities he was just “another Italian”. They signed his death warrant when they imprisoned him with over 350 Italian fascists at Camp Loveday, South Australia, on the 28th of February 1942.

A small group of us will be gathering at the Murchison Cemetery to remember his sacrifice and to mark the 78th Anniversary of his murder.

PLEASE NOTE
Refer to Covid 19 Exposure sites before making the journey to Murchison and if you are unwell stay at home. For any info please contact me on 0439 395 489 or email me at info@q7461fantin.org

Dr. Joseph Toscano / Convenor Anarchist Media Institute