Auzwars Chronicles

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Title: Auzwars Chronicles
Publisher: H.A.M.I.L.L.S., The Star Wars Appreciation Society of Australia
Editor(s): Denise Cunningham
Date(s): August 1985
Medium: print
Genre: gen
Fandom: Star Wars
Language: English
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Auzwars Chronicles is a Star Wars 148-page zine published in Australia by Denise Cunningham for H.A.M.I.L.L.S., a fan club. It contains mostly articles and photos, but also some art, fanfic and poetry.

front cover, by David Hefford (H.A.M.I.L.L.S. Tasmanian Commander)
back cover

"This amateur 'zine is the first specifically produced by H.A.M.I.L.L.S.... as a vehicle to display the talents of some of its members and as a fundraising item to assist in the research of leukamia. Auzwars Chronicles is Fan produced and does not intend to infringe upon any other copyright."

From the editorial:
H.A.M.I.L.L.S. is the Star Wars Appreciation Society of Australia, a fan organized, non-profit Stars Wars information centre. Originally, we were the Australian Chapter of the Official Star Wars Fan Club. But in 1981 when the American based Fan Club decided to operate the Fan Club wholly from America, we transferred to an appreciation society and H.A.M.I.L.L.S. was founded. Thus giving Australian Star Wars fans a base. To date, H.A.M.I.L.L.S. has in excess of 5000 members nationwide, with a further 300 members in several countries throughout the world. We have a staff of 25, each actively participating in the workings of the Society. Each Australian state is headed by a group member, thus giving members closer contact with Headquarters, which is based in Campbelltown, south of Sydney, New South Wales. H.A.M.I.L.L.S. actively works in raising funds for leukaemia research, channelling our enthusiasm to a worthwhile cause. To this end, H.A.M.I.L.L.S. has hosted charity screenings, mini-conventions, and the like. In 1983, we hosted the Official Premier of Return of the Jedi in Sydney and Melbourne.


  • art by David Hefford, Barb Shaw, Adam O'Brien, Luke Dwelly, Kumi Okamoto, Rebel Shaw, Mike Fulbert, Tracy Hamilton, Lynn Bartlett, Bob Bains, Darren Reid, Michael Wilson, and Ruth Scott
  • many photos
  • filksongs by Joana O'Neill, Jain Taylor, Quenton Saville
  • trivia and quizzes by Shane Morrissey, Walter Crossley, Suzy Velte, Josephine, Sky Walker, Mark Century
  • In the Beginning, article by Shane Morrissey
  • From Celluloid to You, article by Heidi Peters
  • The Real Star Wars by Wes Lockhart
  • A Day at the Office of Hamills, funny fake letters, photos of the fan club headquarters by Joana O'Neill
  • Star Wars-Bayeux-Tapestries by Denise Cunningham (description of a "imaginative set of tapestries" created by 11 and 12 year olds as a classroom project fro Heathcote East Public School, the tapestries have a King Arthur legend theme)
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Where Does All the Money Go?
  • Costuming Guidelines, reprinted from The Official Star Wars Fan Club rules
  • Galactic Tours Convention, article by Robyn Cullen (description of an three-day event planned for March 1986, Melbourne, a science fiction/science fact multi-media convention)
  • profiles of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, and Alec Guinness
  • The Little Green Man, poem by Lisa Williams
  • Jedi Prayer, poem by Denis Robyn
  • Bob's Bloopers by Bob Bains
  • Star Wars (The Silly Version) by Stephen Scholz
  • TESB Skit by Stelios Livanos
  • A Debt Paid, fiction by Carolyn Golledge
  • Crystal of Death, fiction by Lennie Astle
  • Cockpit Conversation, fiction by Carolyn Golledge
  • What's in a Name, fiction by Carolyn Golledge