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Jack Horner and Jean Horner interviewed by Steven Guth in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 2238300
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Horner, J. C. (Jack C.), Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1998 
1 digital audio tape (ca. 60 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Jack and Jean Horner, non-Indigenous Aboriginal activists, speak about their work with the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders from 1958 onwards. They attended all its conferences until 1978 but the topic of the Stolen Generation was never discussed in this forum. Jack speaks about first becoming aware of Aboriginal child removal in 1966 when researching his book on William Ferguson, a politician who campaigned for Aboriginal civil rights. Jack and Jean also speak about the issues of assimilation policy, reserves, reconciliation, compensation, and Aboriginal housing and family groups.

Biography/History

Aboriginal rights activists. Jack (1922-2010) and Jean Horner have campaigned for Aboriginal rights for many years, taking active roles in the 1967 referendum and in organisations which support this cause. Jack Horner has published biographical and historical works, contributed chapters to books and written numerous journal articles, mostly concerning Aboriginal rights issues. More information available at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-485558

Notes

Recorded on Dec. 8, 1998 in Canberra, A.C.T.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-218174896

Index/Finding Aid Note Uncorrected transcript (typescript, 36 leaves) 
Subjects Horner, J. C. (Jack C.) -- Interviews.  |  Horner, Jean, 1923-2006 -- Interviews.  |  Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Removal.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian, Treatment of.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Child welfare.
Other authors/contributors Guth, Steven, 1943-2018, Interviewer  |  Horner, Jean, 1923-2006, Interviewee

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