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Australian government ruled that musicians were ruled ‘unsuitable’ to come here before World War II
Despite the ruling, between 1933 to 1943, approximately 10,000 Jewish refugees from Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia arrived in Australia. Many were musicians, and they contributed in profoundly significant ways to cultural and social life ((The Conversation, July 31)

Photo: George Dreyfus, centre, holding a bassoon and Walter Wurzburger, far left, holding a clarinet

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Hungarian refugee Les Murray, who became the face of football in Australia, has died after a short illness
Les Murray: A trusted mate and a tireless fighter for football (SMH)
Les Murray, the voice of football in Australia, dies aged 71 (ABC)

 

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