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Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 Wesley Enoch Interviewed by Jackie Huggins and Peter Read in 1996
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'Enoch talks about his family background, particularly his father's connections with Stradbroke Island; the family's move to Brisbane in the early 1970s; education at Woodridge High School; studies in Drama at Queensland University of Technology; brief period of training in the United States; honours' thesis on contemporary Aboriginal arts; the Kooemba Jdarra Indigenous Performing Arts Company, of which he was artistic director, 1994-1997; progress and set-backs in Aboriginal affairs; influences of parents; childhood memories; the importance of stories and place; "Aunty Kath Walker" as a role model; origins of his involvement in Murri theatre; 'The Seven stages of grieving'; Kevin Gilbert; interest in writing as well as directing; rejection of concept of Australia as one nation; preference for identity based on concept of one land and Murri perspective of living with the land; reconciliation; the impact of governmental change on the proposal for a National Institute of Indigenous Performing Arts; and predictions about his personal situation seven years' hence.' (Interview summary)


  • Recorded on April 24, 1996 in Brisbane, Qld.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,: National Library of Australia , 1996 .
      Extent: 180 min.p.
      • Timed summary (3 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 69 leaves)

      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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