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Ray Peckham interviewed by Rob Willis in the Activists for Indigenous rights in the mid 20th century oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 5976800
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Peckham, Ray, 1929-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2012 
6 sound files (ca. 386 min.) 
Series

Activists for Indigenous rights in the mid 20th century oral history project.

Summary

Ray Peckham speaks about his early life in Dubbo, N.S.W.; his family background; being raised at the Talbragar Mission; the Great Depression; Elders, culture, language and stories; moving to the Kempsey area with the N.S.W. Police Force; other occupations; moving to Sydney; Pearl Gibbs; Indigenous Rights organisations; Aboriginal Progressive Association (A.P.A.); the Communist Party of Australia (C.P.A.); joining the Builders Labourers Federation (B.L.F.); attending the World Youth Festival for Peace (1951) in Berlin; passport problems; touring country towns, attempting to obtain better conditions for Aboriginal people; his role as an activist; A.S.I.O.; Charles Perkins; the Indigenous Protest Movement (1965); Faith Bandler; the events leading up to the 1967 Referendum for Indigenous Rights; origins of The Day of Mourning; sings songs from the 1951 trip to Berlin.

Partial contents
  • Sings: Goodbye Mr Menzies (parody, written by Neville Isaacson)
  • Goodbye Mr Menzies (parody, written by Neville Isaacson) (repeat)
 
Notes

Recorded with John Nolan and John Harpley.

Summary accompanied by photographs and associated materials.

Recorded on 21 March and 30 April 2012 in Dubbo, N.S.W.

Digital master; National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore collection;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (16 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 146 leaves) 
Subjects Peckham, Ray, - 1929- - Interviews.  |  World Youth Festival for Peace - (3rd : - 1951 : - Berlin, Germany)  |  Aboriginal Australians - Civil rights.  |  Aboriginal Australians - Legal status, laws, etc.  |  Educators - New South Wales - Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians - New South Wales - Interviews.  |  Referendum - Australia.
Occupation Political activists.  |  Human rights workers.
Other authors/contributors Willis, Rob, 1944-, Interviewer

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