“The inspiration of my life, my dreams, has always been made up of peace, socialism, of solidarity,
of liberation, of loving and caring.” Graham F Smith
A lifelong activist and educator, Graham Smith’s passionate commitment to peace and freedom took him around the world and into the classroom.
From his Australian Army experiences in the closing period of the Second World War, where he aided the struggle of the Indonesian people against Dutch colonialism, to his involvement in Cuba, Nicaragua, the Philippines and Vietnam, he always supported the struggle for independence and freedom.
Graham believed that people who are taught to think and to challenge and who are encouraged to expand their imagination can create a better world. Such was his belief in the power of education.
His dedication to the egalitarian principles of socialism, democracy, peace, international understanding and the dignity of labour was the inspiration for the Peace Foundation that bears his name.
Its a fitting legacy to a life well lived.
Graham’s Memoirs are currently being developed into a book that will be available in 2012.