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Bill Wilson interviewed by Karen George in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 470112
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Wilson, Bill (William Riley), 1941-, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2000 May 23 
3 digital audio tapes (177 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Bill Wilson, born 1941, Bordertown, S. Aust. Wilson speaks about his family background and his training as a primary school teacher. His first posting was at Hartley Street School in Alice Springs, N.T. in 1957 and 1958. His class consisted of 54 children aged 9 to 15 years old. He describes the living conditions in Alice Springs and the children he taught, including some from St Mary's Hostel. He also discusses the inappropriate curriculum and out-dated teaching methods, race relations in Alice Springs, and the home movie of his class shot by his father in 1958.

Notes

Recorded on May 23, 2000 in Loxton, S. Aust.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-218290104

Related Material Documentation includes 4 maps. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (3 p.) and transcript (typescript, 64 leaves). 
Subjects Wilson, Bill (William Riley), 1941- -- Interviews.  |  St. Mary's Anglican Hostel (N.T.)  |  Hartley Street School.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy -- Northern Territory.  |  Teachers, Primary -- South Australia -- Loxton -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs -- Removal.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs -- Education.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- Western Australia.
Other authors/contributors George, Karen, 1962-, Interviewer

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