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Russell Elliott interviewed by Nicole Curby in the Australian generations oral history project
Bib ID 6223258
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [spoken word]
Author
Elliott, Russell, 1950-, Interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2012 
7 sound files (approximately 439 min.) 
Series

Australian generations oral history project.

Technical Details

Mode of access: Online. 

Summary

Russell Elliott, born in Maryborough, Victoria, talks about his childhood; his parents; his upbringing; the family farm at Natte Yallock; environmentalism and conservation; his father’s and Joe Gleeson’s work on the farm; Landcare Australia; Murray Catchment Management Authority; healthcare; his education; his primary school teacher Brian Sword; the rural community; studying at Ballarat Teachers College; the Cuban Missile Crisis; Vietnam War; conscription; the landing on the moon; working as a teacher; his career; Indigenous students; Indigenous traditional owners and land management; his views on the education department and TAFE; his experiences at East Meadows school in Broad Meadows; migrant students; his 15 years at Horsham; working with 8mm film as a teacher projectionist; the effects of closing local schools on rural communities; health care; his career; his marriages and his children; parenting; grief; remarriage; Koori community; Barkindji biosphere project; conservation; environmental management; returning to Avoca, Vic; his philosophy; communication and technology; aging; independence.

Notes

Catalogue record generated as part of a batch load.

Recorded on 23 and 24 January 2012 in Avoca, Vic.

Index/Finding Aid Note Time summary and 188 page uncorrected transcript. 
Subjects Elliott, Russell, 1950- -- Interviews.  |  Teachers -- Victoria -- Interviews.  |  Conservationists -- Victoria -- Interviews.  |  Baby boom generation -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Baby boom generation -- Australia -- Attitudes.  |  Intergenerational relations.
Occupation Teachers.
Other authors/contributors Curby, Nicole, 1983-, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 6300/39
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ORAL TRC 6300/39 (transcript)
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ORAL TRC 6300/39 (summary)
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