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John Blair interviewed by Frank Heimans in the Australian generations oral history project
Bib ID 6252068
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [spoken word]
Author
Blair, John, 1968-, Interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2012 
4 sound files (approximately 256 min.) 
Series

Australian generations oral history project.

Technical Details

Mode of access: Online. 

Summary

John Blair, born in Inverell, NSW, talks about his Gamilaraay (Kamilaroi) Nation Aboriginal heritage; Thinga, NSW; his extended family; his parents; the boundaries of Gamilaraay Nation; Taylors Arm; significant Aboriginal cultural practices; his identity; significant relationships with family members; resilience in adversity; Glenn Innes; generational comparison; his schooling; his beliefs; Aboriginal spirituality and the Dreamtime; smoking ceremony; diet of his youth; healthcare; story of the Petrified woman; conservation of resources; his childhood; sports; holidays, camping and travels; his acting career; behavioural school for boys; storytelling and dance; Charlie Perkins; political activism; Reconciliation March; Mabo; Terra Nullius; politicians’ contributions to the Aboriginal cause; Tingha Primary School; Inverell High School; his career in Sydney; his trips to Central Australia; significant relationships of his youth and present; his children; shared collective memory; the advance of technology; aspects of his life.

Notes

Catalogue record generated as part of a batch load.

Recorded on 29 June and 3 July 2012 in Sydney, New South Wales.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (9 pages) 
Subjects Blair, John, - 1968- - Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians - Interviews.  |  Generation X - Australia - Interviews.  |  Generation X - Australia - Attitudes.  |  Actors - New South Wales - Interviews.
Occupation Actors.
Other authors/contributors Heimans, Frank, 1943-, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 6300/77
Copy: Recording
Petherick Reading Room (Oral History)
ORAL TRC 6300/77 (summary)
Copy: Summary
Petherick Reading Room (Oral History)

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