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May O'Brien : educator & writer.

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Record Number 14719
Location 305.4 DVD
Title May O'Brien : educator & writer. [DVD]
Published Lindfield, NSW : Film Australia, 2007.
Collation 1 videodisc (DVD) (26 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Australian Biography ; series 11
General Note DVD.
Creation/Production Credits Note Producer and director: Rod Freedman ; executive producer: Mark Hamlyn ; researcher and associate producer: Karinn Cheung.
Participant Note Writer / interviewer: Robin Hughes.
Summary Note A documentary on May O'Brien, who became the first Aboriginal teacher in Western Australia. As an educator over 25 years, May fought for Aboriginal rights, helped to establish Aboriginal committees on education and wrote a report on Aboriginal education, helping to bridge the gap between cultures. 1n 1984 she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study programs on indigenous issues in North America, and went on to hold senior positions in the Dept. of Education. In this interview May discusses growing up in a bush camp, early years on a remote mission, her fight for better education for Aboriginal children and more aboriginal teachers, working in a male dominated system, and the joy of writing books in her own language.
System Details Note DVD, PAL, region 0.
Personal Name O'Brien, May L.
Topical Term Aboriginal Australians -- Interviews
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