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'Tom Brady, one of the most respected senior men of the Lake Eyre region, passed away at Oodnadatta on the 10 July, 1989. Tom's life of about seventy-six years spanned an important era in his country's history. According to community records he was born near Hermannsberg in the Northern Territory around 1913. In an active and vigorous life, Tom saw at first hand all the key features that now make up the Aboriginal history of the western region of Lake Eyre: the Afghan camel strings in which he took part, the old 'Ghan' railway he rode (which in one circumstance was instrumental in getting him signed on for World War Two), traditional spear fights, magic, ceremonies and healing, floods, droughts, epidemics of measles and influenza, stock work on the cattle stations Mount Doreen, Macumba and Mount Dare, and finally retirement to Hamilton Station.'  (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Australian Aboriginal Studies no. 2 1989 11960255 1989 periodical issue

    'At the time of writing the new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Bill (ATSIC) had passed through the Senate and awaited final passage through the Lower House. Since the last edition of this journal it is now evident that when the proposed legislation becomes law the Institute will retain its own Act, and will be renamed the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). The new Institute will have an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander majority on its Council which will consist of nine persons, as opposed to the twenty-two members who make up the Council at present. Five Councillors will be appointed by the Minister and will be Aboriginal persons or Torres Strait Islanders. Four will be elected by the membership, comprising all existing members, associate members and corresponding members. There will also be a Research Advisory Committee, of twelve members, including the Principal. Eight will be elected by the membership, and there will be three appointed members of Council. The Research Advisory Committee will make recommendations to Council in relation to applications for research grants and other research matters, as well as making recommendations in relation to membership applications. The functions of the Institute have been revised but it remains an independent statutory authority able to develop its work in continuity with the past.' (Editorial introduction)

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