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Fred Chaney interviewed by Ann-Mari Jordens in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1737134
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Chaney, F. M. (Frederick Michael), 1941-, Interviewee
 
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Description 2002 
3 digital audio tapes (131 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Chaney speaks about becoming aware of Aboriginal disadvantage while a teenager. After graduating from university, he joined the Public Service of Papua New Guinea before entering private law practice in Perth. He speaks about two cases of child removal he was involved with as a lawyer and his concern over Aboriginal social justice issues. Chaney was elected to the Senate in 1974 and was Minister for Aboriginal Affairs from 1978 to 1980. As Minister, he was active in establishing Aboriginal childcare agencies and focussing on Aboriginal self-management. He talks about the Aboriginal Development Commission under Charles Perkins, his relationship with Nugget Coombs and Judith Wright, and the Aboriginal treaty movement in the 1980s.

After leaving Parliament in 1993, Chaney maintained his involvement with Aboriginal issues. He talks about his involvement with Native Title Tribunal and the National Reconciliation Council. He also expresses his views on Reconciliation, the protection of Aboriginal children today, government service delivery models, and the Bringing Them Home Report.

Notes

Recorded on June 25, 2002 in Canberra, A.C.T.

Also available online via the Internet at: http:/­/­nla.gov.au/­nla.oh-vn1737134

Related Material Papers of Fred Chaney; located at; National Library of Australia Manuscript collection MS Acc03.054. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (4 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 56 leaves) 
Subjects Chaney, F. M. - (Frederick Michael), - 1941- - Interviews.  |  Australia. - Office for Aboriginal Affairs - Officials and employees - Interviews.  |  Politicians - Australia - Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians - Removal.  |  Aboriginal Australians - Legal status, laws, etc.  |  Aboriginal Australians - Government policy - History.  |  Aboriginal Australians - Government relations.
Other authors/contributors Jordens, Ann-Mari, 1940-, Interviewer

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