Obituary: Laura Molesworth

Australian fan Laura Molesworth died on June 6. Molesworth was married to Voltaire Molesworth, the author of A History of Australian Science Fiction Fandom, 1935-1963. After they married in 1946, Laura became active in the Futurian Society of Sydney. She served as the club’s librarian (as well as a librarian in her mundane life) . She was involved with organizaing the earliest Australian National Conventions. By the time Voltaire died in 1964, both had cut back on their fannish activities.

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  1. Lynette Polson — June 11, 2010 @ 4:12 am

    David, mt brother and I both miss our mother greatly, I can remember our home full of science fiction memorabilia as a small child, science fiction meeting were always a time we cherished as we grew up with rockets and spaceships in place of nursery rhymes. We are voltaire and Lauras adopted children but after seeking out mt birth parents ironically I found I am a true Molesworth I have so far not been able to establish the link

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