The Argus, 15 augustus 1923
Bron: National Library of Australia

Suffering in Armenia

Appeal for Australian Help

To welcome the Rev. J.E. Cresswell, the Australian national secretary for the Armenian Relief Fund, who has recently returned from a visit to the famine stricken regions in the Near East, a meeting of those interested in the fund and its objects was held last evening in the Assembly Hall. The Rev. T.W. Reeve presided.

In a short address the Rev J.E. Cresswell said that the need for relief stork among the Near East refugees was as great as ever, and urged the advisability of constructive work among the children, more than 60,000 of whom were being trained and educated in useful trades. The little nation Armenia would be built up again in time. Throughout untold hardships and persecutions the Armenians had remained loyal to the Christian faith. That apart from the call of humanity, was sufficient to entitle them to the assistance of every other Christian countrv.

A quantity of Armenian lace and needlework was exhibited for sale, and lantern news and films of the country were shown.