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Peter Howson interviewed by Gordon Dowell in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1559735
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Howson, Peter, 1919-2009, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research use, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2001 
2 digital audio tapes (110 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Howson speaks about his family background, education, and naval career. He entered federal politics in 1955 and was a member of the 1961 Parliamentary Select Committee on Voting Rights for Aboriginals. From 1971 to 1972, he was the Minister for the Environment, Aboriginals and the Arts. Howson speaks about the policy of separation, the Bringing Them Home Report, and his major achievements as the Commonwealth Minister responsible for Aboriginal affairs.

Notes

Recorded on April 3, 2001 in Toorak, Vic.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Uncorrected transcript (typescript, 34 leaves) 
Subjects Howson, Peter, 1919-2009 -- Interviews.  |  Australia. Department of the Environment, Aborigines and the Arts.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Removal.  |  Politicians -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy -- History.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Other authors/contributors Dowell, Gordon Charles, 1945-, Interviewer

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