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Neville Perkins interviewed by Peter Read in the Peter Read collection of interviews conducted for his book entitled, Charles Perkins : a biography [sound recording]
Bib ID 2188770
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Perkins, Neville, 1952-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission required from Dr Read for research and public use. 
Description 1988 Sept. 8 
1 sound cassette (ca. 43 min.) 
Series

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

Summary

Mr Perkins speaks of Perkins' campaign for election to the Senate; the Congress as a forum for aboriginal grievances; the difference between the Congress and the Foundation; his role in the Congress; the establishment of the Congress; Perkins as a consultant for the Congress; racial discrimination in Alice Springs; problems in combining tribal groups; Perkins' leadership; Perkins' achievements in housing and welfare; Perkins' encouragement of the aboriginal people to manage their own affairs; Perkins' effectiveness; land rights; his relationship with Perkins; his grandfather's sheepstation; where he lived while growing up; learning his dreaming; Perkins as a father figure.

Biography/History

Neville Perkins has been the General Manager of Imparja Television since 1993. He has also held positions in the Public Service, including Director of Aboriginal Affairs, NSW Premiers Dept, 1988-1990, and General Manager of Aboriginal Hostels, 1981-1987.

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 Perkins, Neville, 1952- -- Interviews.  |  Perkins, Charles, 1936-2000.  |  Central Australian Aboriginal Congress.
Other authors/contributors Read, Peter, 1945-, Interviewer

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