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Lester Rigney interviewed by Peter Read and Jackie Huggins in 1997 for the Seven years on - continuing life histories of Aboriginal leaders oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1677827
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Rigney, Lester-Irabinna, 1965-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission required for research, personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 1997 Nov. 17 
3 digital audio tapes (ca. 152 min.) 
Series

Seven years on - continuing life histories of Aboriginal leaders oral history project.

Summary

Rigney discusses the Nurrunga and Kaurna people; his childhood at Point Pearce reserve on the Yorke Peninsula, South Australia; his education at Maitland Lutheran school and working life as mechanic, teacher and academic. He also talks about the problems of racism and colonialism; Aboriginality; education system; Aboriginal Dreaming and Christianity; cultural implications of marriages between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians; Stolen Generation; Yunggorendi Centre at Flinders University and his thoughts on the next seven years.

Notes

The second interview in this series was recorded in 2004 and is held in the National Library of Australia's Oral History and Folklore collection at ORAL TRC 5077.

The third interview with Lester-Irabinna Rigney was recorded in 2009 and is held in the National Library of Australia's Oral History and Folklore collection at ORAL TRC 6103.

The fourth interview with Lester-Irabinna Rigney was recorded in 2018 and is held in the National Library of Australia's Oral History and Folklore collection at ORAL TRC 6958.

Recorded on Nov. 17, 1997, location unknown.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Uncorrected transcript (typescript, 52 leaves) 
Subjects Rigney, Lester-Irabinna, 1965- -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Interviews.  |  College teachers -- Australia -- Interviews.
Occupation Academics.
Other authors/contributors Read, Peter, 1945-, Interviewer  |  Huggins, Jackie, 1956-, Interviewer

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