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Oral histories and portraits of members of the Aboriginal community recorded in the Manning Valley and Great Lakes
Bib ID 3537538
Format BookBook
Description [Taree, N.S.W. : Manning Regional Art Gallery, 2005] 
50 p. : ports. ; 30 cm. 

An oral histoy project capturing the stories of Elders from the Taree region, stemming from a 2003 project to research and record the surviving images of traditional art; list of questions asked including about parents and grandparents, funny incidents when young, involvement in arts projects, bad experiences, lessons you'd like to pass on, most valuable lesson, how you want to be remembered. MADGE BOLT: school on the reserve, father making rods and boomerangs, life in Purfleet, Forster and Tuncurry, being banned from the pictures, mother's teaching that black and white are all one, father playing football; GORDON BROWN: memories of his grandparents, horse and buggy, father was a bushman and sleeper cutter, work as a labourer, Purfleet, driving the bullock team, the horse 'skittle', making boomerangs, fishing, passing on the knowledge, process of smoking bees to collect honey, cutting sleepers, BETTY BUNGIE: separation from mother, fishing, Taree and Nambucca Heads,collecting bush tucker including porcupine, wallaby and kangaroo, JOHN CLARK: grandmother would make damper, having hair cut, having respect for elders, lack of clothes, racism in the playground, alcohol changed people, the love of family, story of Uncle Eddie Lobban and the bees, Long George, being told scare stories by the elders, BARBARA CLARKE: the removal of fair skinned children, father was a white man, corroboree, stories about Uncle Charlie Edwards, going to dances, Purfleet band, family of 10, death of eldest boy, Order of Australia Medal, THOMAS CLARKE: sister drowned, catching the ferry, work, school at Purfleet, making Shanghais, living in Wingham, hunting, abusive school teacher, respecting the Elders, lack of respect shown by young people, getting TB and being sent to Waterfalls, DR PAT DAVIS-HURST: growing up in the Depression, her mother's refusal to sit in a separate section at the movies, horses and sulkies, the Worimi and Biripi people, nearly drowning as a child, being held up by man with shotgun, importance of an education, daughter's death through cancer, Order of Australia Medal, Honorary Doctorate, Americans should worry about the treatment of their own peoples over Australia's Aboriginal peoples, BETTY DONOVAN: moving away to find work, domestic jobs, seasonal work, religion, husband's truck driving, leisure activities, ERIC DUMAS: Purfleet, camping at Saltwater, boomerangs used as a signal for kids to come home before dark, being good to older people, , MAUREEN GOTHCROFT: not allowed to kill things as children, living in Bulahdelah, blackberry picking, childcare, running away from home, meeting her husband, husband being beaten in attempted robbery, having children, lighter skin of children, coping with a large family, going fishing, LES JARRETT: making boomerangs and brooches, Wreck Bay, Bomaderry, Kinchela missions, milking cows, giving brooches away, HERB MAHER: young people looking after the elders, running with the Olympic torch, working on a jack hammer gang, not taking handouts, BERT MARR: his family was the first at Purfleet, grandmother was tribal midwife, playing sport, first seeing river steamers, protests for Aboriginal rights, making boomerangs, shields and spears, desire to teach on spiritual issues, elders putting themselves into trances, respecting elders, SIMON MILES: Fijian father, geting a ringbarking job through his honesty, SOPHIE MORCOME: winning a prize for ceramics, loved doing the Charleston (dance), loneliness after her friends passed away, making up riddles, nursing home (passed away), FAY PATTERSON: trapping rabbits and selling the skins, grandfather's garden, taking tourists fishing, collecting honey, sacred rites, selling dot paintings, values and respect, porcupines, playing cricket, release of prisoners of war, coupon books during the War, picking Christmas Bells, talkin in lingo to Willy Wagtails (birds), AUNTY SHIRLEY PING: father was a bullock driver, camping at Saltwater for holidays, diving for money.



"Produced with the assistance of the NSW Ministry for the Arts".

"The response to the interviews by Barbara Jackson and Ralph Saunders have been written down just as they were said."--Inside cover.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Manning River Valley -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Great Lakes Region -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Manning River Valley -- Biography.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Great Lakes Region -- Biography.  |  Social organisation - Elders.  |  Hunting.  |  Religions - Christianity - Missions.  |  Weapons - Boomerangs.  |  Art - Painting.  |  Worimi / Gadang / Kattang people (E2) (NSW SI56-02)  |  Food - Bush tucker.  |  Fishing.  |  Education.  |  History - Oral history.  |  Occupations - Domestic servants.  |  Language - Maintenance.  |  History - Biographies - Indigenous.  |  Great Lakes Region (N.S.W.) -- History.  |  Manning River Valley (N.S.W.) -- History.  |  Purfleet (Taree, NSW N Coast SH56-14)  |  Wingham (NSW N Coast SH56-14)  |  Karuah (NSW N Coast SI56-02)  |  Manning River (NSW N Coast SH56-14)  |  Taree (NSW N Coast SH56-14)  |  Nambucca (NSW N Coast SH56-10, SH56-11)
Other authors/contributors Manning Regional Art Gallery  |  New South Wales. Ministry for the Arts


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