Explorations – No 26F Jul 1999
(French language edition)
PATRICIA CLANCY, JACQUES DE SAINT-FERJEUX, COLIN THORNTON-SMITH, Avant-propos
IVAN BARKO, La Fondation et les débuts de l’Alliance française de Sydney
A second special number of Explorations to commemorate the centenary of the foundation of the Alliance française of Sydney. Issue 26F consists mainly of a modified version, in French, of Ivan Barko’s article on the early years of the Alliance française of Sydney, published in Explorations No 26. This is not a literal translation — the text has been re-written with French readers in mind.
Keywords: Alliance française of Sydney, Georges Biard d’Aunet, Albert Pinard, Pierre Durieux, Alexandre Chayet, C.R. Campana
Explorations – No 26 Jun 1999
PATRICIA CLANCY, JACQUES DE SAINT-FERJEUX, COLIN THORNTON-SMITH, Foreword
IVAN BARKO, The Foundation and Early History of the Alliance française of Sydney
This history of the beginnings of the Alliance française of Sydney occupies the whole of no 26 of Explorations. The creation of the Sydney Alliance took place in two stages: a borrowing library sponsored by the Alliance française of Paris was set up by Georges Biard d’Aunet, the Consul General, in 1896. A fully-fledged Alliance was not established until 8th June 1899, still under the leadership of Biard d’Aunet, who became its foundation president. Led by Albert Pinard and Pierre Durieux the Alliance flourished but Pinard’s death introduced an unstable period. The long task of re-building the Alliance began in 1918, after the arrival of Chayet’s successor, C.R. Campana.
Keywords: Ivan Barko, Alliance française of Sydney, Georges Biard d’Aunet, Albert Pinard, Pierre Durieux, Alexandre Chayet, C.R. Campana