Issue Details: First known date: 1979... 1979 Recollections of Brewarrina Aboriginal Mission
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'In 2013 I revisited Brewarrina Aboriginal Mission after nearly 60 years. This paper describes what life was like for Aboriginal people living on the mission during my fieldwork in 1954. Information from Aboriginal informants at that time is supplemented by Jimmie Barker, whose memoir records 20 years as handyman on the mission (1920-42). There was historical continuity in racist attitudes, fears of child removal, suppression of languages and culture, inadequate schooling and authoritarian controls by the managers of the New South Wales Aborigines Welfare Board. People felt ashamed to be seen by white people doing anything traditionally Aboriginal, and skin colour and Aboriginal features were socially stigmatised. Apart from its cemetery, Brewarrina Mission, established in 1897, was closed in 1965 and later demolished.' (Abstract)

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    y Aboriginal Support Group : Manly Warringah Pittwater The Aboriginal Support Group , North Sydney : 1979 10199742 1979 website North Sydney : 1979
    Note: With title: Recollections of Brewarrina Aboriginal 'Mission in 1954
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    y Australian Aboriginal Studies no. 1 2014 7593930 2014 periodical issue

    'This year, 2014, marks AIATSIS’ fiftieth anniversary. The Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies was established in June 1964, and its functions included the sponsoring and fostering of research, as well as the publication of results. The Institute was renamed the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies in March 1990.'  (Introduction)

    2014
    pg. 72-87
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  • Brewarrina Mission, Brewarrina, Bourke - Brewarrina area, Far West NSW, New South Wales,
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