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Bill Edwards interviewed by Karen George in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 2209521
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Edwards, W. H. (William Howell), 1929-, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research and personal copies. Written permission required for public use. 
Description 2000 Nov. 14 
3 digital audio tapes (ca. 133 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

William Edwards, born 1929 Lubeck. Edwards speaks about his work as Superintendent of Ernabella Presbyterian Mission, S. Aust. from 1958 to 1972. He discusses the differences between Ernabella and other missions, and the conflict with the Aborigines Protection Board over the maintenance of Aboriginal family structures, language and culture. Edwards also expresses his views on the removal of children and the current situation of Aboriginal people.

Notes

Recorded on Nov. 14, 2000 at Cumberland Park, S. Aust.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-218351972

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 51 leaves). 
Subjects Edwards, W. H. (William Howell), 1929- -- Interviews.  |  Ernabella Mission (S.A.)  |  South Australia. Aborigines' Protection Board.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Education -- South Australia -- Ernabella.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- South Australia -- Ernabella.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- South Australia -- Removal.  |  Missionaries -- South Australia -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of -- South Australia -- Ernabella.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- South Australia -- Ernabella.
Other authors/contributors George, Karen, 1962-, Interviewer

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