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Joe Croft interviewed by Peter Read in the Peter Read collection of interviews conducted for his book entitled, Charles Perkins : a biography [sound recording]
Bib ID 2188669
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Croft, Joe, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission required from Dr Read for research and public use. 
Description 1989 Apr. 6 
2 tape reels (ca. 61 min.) ; 7 in. 
Series

Peter Read collection of interviews conducted for his book entitled, Charles Perkins : a biography.

Summary

Mr Croft talks about winning a scholarship to Charters Towers; Fr Smith's decision to open St Francis House; life at boarding school; losing contact with his mother; going to university; joining the army; doing seasonal work; surveying; ACT Kooris Club; getting funding assistance to build the social club; the purchase of Adelaide House; Woden Town Club Committee; getting a birth certificate to join the public service; meeting his mother again; meeting relatives; memories of leaving Alice Springs to go to boarding school; hunger during childhood; working in the public service; selling aboriginal arts and crafts in his newsagency; his involvement in organisations; pride in his ancestral background; Perkins' speaking out on aboriginal issues.

Notes

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this recording may contain names and voices of deceased persons.

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Subjects Croft, Joe -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Child welfare.  |  Civil rights -- Australia.
Other authors/contributors Read, Peter, 1945-, Interviewer

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