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Dick Hall interviewed by Jenny Gall in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1608210
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Hall, Dick, 1932-, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1999 
1 sound disc (ca. 55 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Hall speaks about training as a manual arts teacher at Sydney Teachers College, the discrimination towards Aboriginal students he witnessed during his first teaching placement at Wellington, N.S.W. in 1954, and the poor living conditions of orphans at Fairbridge Farm, Molong. He later taught at Willoughby Girls School, which was attended by Aboriginal girls from Greenwich Home, before he joined the Commonwealth Education Department in the 1970s. Hall speaks about efforts to improve the school retention rates for Aboriginal children, the role of teachers in removing Aboriginal children from their parents, and the general ignorance of teachers about Aboriginal educational needs. He then worked with the Aboriginal Development Commission to train Aboriginal project officers involved in assessing community housing and infrastructure needs, and later taught Aboriginal Studies at Goulburn TAFE.

Notes

Recorded on Apr. 29, 1999.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-218189396

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (4 p.) and corrected transcript (typescript, 65 leaves) 
Subjects Hall, Dick, 1932- -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Removal.  |  Teachers -- New South Wales -- Interviews.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Education -- New South Wales.  |  Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of -- New South Wales.
Other authors/contributors Gall, Jennifer, 1959-, Interviewer

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