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Timed summary (2 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 104 leaves)
Series:Seven Years On : Continuing Life Histories of Aboriginal Leaders Oral History ProjectNational Library of Australia
1995series - publisher interview 'A set of interviews with established or emerging leaders in the Australian Aboriginal community to initially discuss their background, current work, personal views on how and why Aboriginal affairs have changed in their lifetime, and future changes needed or expected. A series of follow-up interviews will be held at intervals of seven years to discuss changes in Aboriginal affairs in the intervening period, the impact of these changes personally and professsionally, how their views may have changed, and their expectations for the future.' Source: Libraries Australia (Sighted 13/12/2007).
'Adrian Stanley, lecturer in natural and cultural resource management, born 1965, in Naracoorte, S. Aust., talks about his family background and his earliest memories; his early awareness of his Aboriginality; his education; encountering racism at school; his father's political activism; an awareness of Indigenous issues at an early age; the Indigenous organisations his father was involved in; Agricultural College and his experiences there; life after College; moving back to Adelaide with his father, working odd jobs; establishing and working for a volunteer gardening project; the recession and lack of work available; applying for a Conservation and Park Management course at Salisbury; accepting a position as a Lecturer for Natural and Cultural Resource Management; moving to the Northern Territory after accepting this position; his experiences of teaching; the differences between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal attitudes to ecology; field work undertaken; the courses he teaches; Indigenous attitudes to pest control; a Bilby program he was involved in; his interest in captive breeding and marine life; the Mimosa and Olive problems.
'Stanley discusses Indigenous conservation practices; teaching Indigenous as well as western conservation methods; Aboriginal National Parks and the employment of Indigenous people in the Parks and Wildlife services; the benefits of using Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal park rangers; the importance of learning to live and work with non-Indigenous people; his intention to visit his father's country near Cherbourg; the Aboriginal sense of place and spirituality and connection to the land; his opinion on the state of the environment in Australia; how education would assist Aboriginal communities to manage land better; the mining industry in Australia; his opinion on the development of Aboriginal National Parks; wanting to continue to teach and work with Aboriginal people; the differences between the Aboriginal communities in Adelaide and the Northern Territory; his children; the knowledge he'd like to pass on to his children; his intentions to study at a postgraduate level; the future for his family.' (Interview summary)