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Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 Deborah Mailman Interviewed by Jackie Huggins and Peter Read
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'Mailman, an actor, talks about her father, who is from Augathella, South Central Queensland, Bidjara country and her mother who is a Maori from Tokomaru Bay, New Zealand; upbringing and education at Mount Isa; drama studies and acting training at Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove; her Aboriginality as a Murri; mixed identities; role models; involvement in various theatrical productions; her attitude to playing Aboriginal parts and actors she admires. She then talks about her desire to create a bigger Indigenous arts industry in Australia; life ouside the theatre; her traditional values and her attitude to opening nights, criticism, marriage and race relations. Mailman then speculates about the future for herself and other Murri actors.' (Interview summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,: National Library of Australia , 1996 .
      Extent: 135 min.p.
      • Timed summary and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 73 leaves) available

      Series: Seven Years On : Continuing Life Histories of Aboriginal Leaders Oral History Project National Library of Australia (publisher), 1995 series - 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).
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