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Gordon Briscoe interviewed by Peter Read in the Peter Read collection of interviews conducted for his book entitled, Charles Perkins : a biography [sound recording]
Bib ID 2188802
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Briscoe, Gordon, 1938-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission required from Dr. Read for research and public use. 
Description 1988 
5 sound cassettes (ca. 339 min.) 
Series

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

Summary

Briscoe speaks of leaving his mother to go to live with Fr. and Mrs Smith at St Francis House; his memories of St Francis House; Fr. Smith's philosophy; St Francis' structure; reasons mothers gave up their sons to Fr Smith; the effect of soccer on Charles Perkins; restrictions on Aborigines as wards of the State; Don Dunstan's assistance; repeal of clauses of the Act; Perkins and the unions; Perkins' leadership; Perkins' determination; social changes for Aborigines; Sports Foundation; left wing ideology; attitudes to Perkins; Ted Noffs; equality as a goal; Perkins' attempts to overcome stereotyping of Aborigines; Perkins as facilitator; progressive association; status of the Foundation; difference between Perkins and Brindle; civil liberty; Perkins' efficiency; Perkins' confidence; change in the Foundation's character in the late 1960s; dismantling of the Act; the increase in the number of Aborigines in Sydney; end of the Foundation; Foundation as a welfare organisation.

Notes

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

Recorded on May 9 & June 4, 1988.

Digital master available National Library of Australia ;

Subjects Briscoe, Gordon, 1938- -- Interviews.  |  Perkins, Charles, 1936-2000.  |  National Aboriginal Sports Foundation (Australia)  |  St Francis House.  |  Intellectuals -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Historians -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Ethnic identity.
Occupation Historians.  |  Political activists.
Other authors/contributors Read, Peter, 1945-, Interviewer

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