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Interview with Estelle Bertossi, former social and political activist [sound recording] / interviewer, Alex Hood, with Annette Hood
Bib ID 2108786
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Bertossi, Estelle, 1929-2010, interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2002 Sept. 29 
1 digital audio tape (ca. 52 min.) 
Series

Alex Hood folklore collection.

Summary

Estelle Bertossi, a social and political activist and friend of John Manifold and The Bandicoots (Musical group) recalls her early years at Cherbourg, a government-run Aboriginal settlement established at Barambah in south east Queensland; her education at Dunwich, Qld and later move to North Arm, Qld.; her early working life in Brisbane and introduction to the Communist Party through Kath Walker (now known as Oodgeroo Noonuccal); her experiences with Aboriginal issues throughout the 1960s in Queensland, including the injustices of Queensland's Aboriginal's Preservation and Protection Act (1939); her interest in preseving traditional Aboriginal songs, music and dance; her involvement in left-wing movements in Brisbane; her friendship with John and Kate Manifold and The Bandicoots, a Wynnum-based group of folk musicians; music evenings of Australian bush songs and music at the Manifold's home, considered to be the centre of folk revival in Brisbane.

Notes

Recorded on Sept. 24, 2002 at Stradbroke Island, Qld.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (4 p.) available. 
Subjects Bertossi, Estelle, 1929-2010 -- Interviews.  |  Folk musicians -- Queensland -- Anecdotes.  |  Women political activists -- Queensland -- Stradbroke Island -- Interviews.  |  Women human rights workers -- Queensland -- Stradbroke Island -- Interviews.  |  Queensland -- Politics and government -- 1965-
Occupation Aboriginal rights activists.
Other authors/contributors Hood, Alex, 1935- interviewer  |  Hood, Annette, 1948- interviewer

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