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Ian Mitchell interviewed by Steven Guth in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 2238290
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Mitchell, Ian S. (Ian Stuart), 1935-, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1998 Dec. 15 
3 digital audio tapes (ca. 190 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Mitchell, a non-Indigenous teacher, speaks about teaching in Aboriginal schools in Western Australia during the 1950s. Following a period as a lecturer at the University of New England, he was appointed as the Director of Aboriginal Welfare in New South Wales. He speaks about the changes he made to improve the treatment of Aboriginal people, his reviews of Kinchela Boys' Home and Cootamundra Girls' Home, and the Aboriginal resettlement program. Mitchell was later appointed Assistant Secretary with the Commonwealth Department of Aboriginal Affairs.

Notes

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

Recorded on Dec. 15, 1998 in Canberra, A.C.T.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-218172630

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 75 leaves) available. 
Subjects Mitchell, Ian S. (Ian Stuart), 1935- -- Interviews.  |  Australia. Department of Aboriginal Affairs -- Officials and employees -- Interviews.  |  Australia. Department of Aboriginal Affairs -- Administration.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Cultural assimilation.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Government policy -- New South Wales.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Removal -- Government policy.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Child welfare.  |  Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of -- New South Wales.  |  Government policy - Assimilation.  |  Child welfare - Children's homes.  |  Cootamundra (SW NSW SI55-11).
Occupation Public officers.
Other authors/contributors Guth, Steven, 1943-2018, Interviewer

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