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Philip Eric Felton interviewed by Gordon Dowell in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 733517
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Felton, Philip (Philip Eric), 1929-2013, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access to tapes 1-5 open for research, closed for personal copies and public use until Dec. 31, 2029; access to tape 6 closed for research, personal copies and public use until Dec. 31, 2029. 
Description 1999 
6 digital audio tapes (290 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Felton speaks about his childhood and education in Sydney. He worked as a welfare officer with the New South Wales Aborigines Welfare Board (AWB) from 1950 to 1957. He describes the operation of the AWB stations and the processes involved in child removal. In 1957, Felton was appointed to head the newly established Victorian Aborigines Welfare Board (VAWB). He outlines the background to the establishment of the VAWB, its operation, membership, and involvement in adoptions. He also speaks about the history and operations of the Lake Tyers Aboriginal Settlement. In 1971, Felton moved into social work and then welfare administration.

Partial contents
  • Documentation also includes: 1. Policy phases : overview for Victoria and N.S.W. [a chronology of govt. policy on the treatment of Aboriginals from 1835-1990s]
  • 2. Placement of Aboriginal children in Victoria : overview and chronology. The stolen generation / prepared by Philip Felton. 1997.
 
Notes

Recorded on Feb. 5, 10 & 26, 1999 in North Balwyn, Vic.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Detailed summary (11 p.) 
Subjects Felton, Philip (Philip Eric), 1929-2013 -- Interviews.  |  New South Wales. Aborigines Welfare Board.  |  Victoria. Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs.  |  Social workers -- New South Wales -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Public welfare.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Public welfare.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Victoria -- Public welfare.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy -- Victoria.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy -- New South Wales.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Treatment.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Victoria -- Treatment.  |  Welfare administrators.
Occupation Social workers.
Other authors/contributors Dowell, Gordon Charles, 1945-, Interviewer

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