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Frank Ellis Gare interviewed by W.J.E. Bannister in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1379490
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Gare, Frank Ellis, 1918-2003, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1999 
4 digital audio tapes (ca. 210 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Gare speaks about working as a patrol officer for the Western Australia Native Welfare Department in the 1940s and about his appointment in 1949 as a travelling inspector to Carnarvon and Geraldton. He discusses white attitudes towards Aboriginal people, child removal practices, Chief Protector A.O. Neville and the policy of assimilation, the impact of child endowment from 1954, his efforts to establish Aboriginal housing projects and hostels, and the 1958 Inquiry into Aboriginal Matters and the resulting recommendation of social security pensions for Aboriginal people. Gare was the State Commissioner of Native Welfare from 1962 until the late 1980s. He talks about the effect of the 1967 Referendum that recognised Aboriginal people as citizens and thus entitled them to awards rates and the changes implemented from 1972 leading to Aboriginal self-determination.

Notes

Recorded on Mar. 11, 1999 in Fremantle, W.A.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-218181263

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (11 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 80 leaves) 
Subjects Gare, Frank Ellis, 1918-2003 -- Interviews.  |  Western Australia. Department of Native Welfare -- Officials and employees.  |  Social workers -- Western Australia -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Removal.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- Western Australia.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy -- Western Australia.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Race relations.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Treatment.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Public welfare.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Child welfare.
Occupation Public servants.  |  Patrol officers.
Other authors/contributors Bannister, John (William John Egerton), 1967-, Interviewer

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