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Vic Akehurst interviewed by Gwenda Davey in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 2456344
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Akehurst, Vic (Leonard Victor), 1930-, Interviewee
 
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Description 2001 
6 digital audio tapes (350 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Akehurst speaks about his missionary parents, Len and Dorothy Akehurst, and their early work with the Aboriginal Inland Mission (AIM). In 1929, the Akehursts resigned from AIM to join the Christian Brethren Assemblies, and worked around Burketown, Qld. providing medical care to local Aboriginal people. In 1932 the family moved to the Aboriginal reserve at Doomadgee, where they were involved in the foundation of Doomadgee Mission. They remained at Doomadgee until 1935 when they returned to Sydney. Akehurst talks about his involvement with Doomadgee Incorporated and about the Bringing Them Home inquiry.

Notes

Recorded on April 3, 2001 at Mulgrave, Vic.

Also available online via the Internet at: http:/­/­nla.gov.au/­nla.oh-vn2456344

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (20 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 154 leaves) 
Subjects Akehurst, Vic - (Leonard Victor), - 1930- - Interviews.  |  Akehurst, Len, - 1902-  |  Akehurst, Dorothy, - 1899-  |  Missionaries - Queensland - Doomadgee.  |  Aboriginal Australians - Missions - Queensland - Doomadgee.  |  Aboriginal Australians - Queensland - Doomadgee - Treatment.  |  Aboriginal Australians - Medical care - Queensland - Doomadgee.  |  Doomadgee Mission Station (Qld.) - History.  |  Doomadgee Mission Station (Qld.) - Race relations.
Occupation Missionaries.
Other authors/contributors Davey, Gwenda, 1932-, Interviewer

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