Letter of a Native Welfare Officer: 1959-1961 Pilbara And Kimberley by Hesperian Press

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Author Bill Courtney Edited By Nan Broad
Barcode 9780859056731
ISBN 9780859056731
Format Books
Publisher Hesperian Press
Size 210 x 297 x 10mm
Weight (g) 700 g

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For the indigenous population of the North West of Western Australia the early 1960s held great promise and inevitable disappointment. Social welfare systems went into practice and some of the class barriers started to crumble.

Against this progression the entrenched colonial superiority of the pastoralists continued them to dictate employment methods. In this see-sawing milieu Bill Courtney takes up an appointment as Native Welfare Officer in Port Hedland and later ... Read More

For the indigenous population of the North West of Western Australia the early 1960s held great promise and inevitable disappointment. Social welfare systems went into practice and some of the class barriers started to crumble.

Against this progression the entrenched colonial superiority of the pastoralists continued them to dictate employment methods. In this see-sawing milieu Bill Courtney takes up an appointment as Native Welfare Officer in Port Hedland and later in Halls Creek.
His first brief is to remove Don McLeod, instigator of Simdan, the mineral prospecting company in Pilbara which has gone broke. He then takes over as the sole officer in Halls Creek, servicing East Kimberley. Courtney's erudite correspondence to a friend during these periods contains it all - his reactions to every aspect of the uniquely individual lifestyle.

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Author Bill Courtney Edited By Nan Broad
Barcode 9780859056731
Isbn 9780859056731
Format Books
Publisher Hesperian Press
Size 210 x 297 x 10mm
Weight (g) 700 g

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