File FVF549 - Council for Aboriginal Rights (Victoria) Ephemera

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Council for Aboriginal Rights (Victoria) Ephemera


  • [196-] -[197-] (Creation)

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1 folder ; 30 cm.

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Formed on 16 March 1951 in Melbourne the Council for Aboriginal Rights had a national focus. The catalyst for the formation of this group took place in Darwin. Membership included representatives of the University of Melbourne, the Council of Civil Liberties, trade unions, women's organisations. It was a founding member of the Federal Council for Aboriginal Advancement.

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John Simms Baker was a trade unionist and was involved with the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aboriginal and Torries Strait Islanders.

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Barry Christophers was an executive member of the Federal Council for the Advance of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, a medical practitioner and president of the Council for Aboriginal Rights (Victoria)

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This ephemera collection contains reports, promotional material, submissions, circulars, publicity leaflets, correspondence and information for members of the council

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Unrestricted access.

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  • English

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Revised, SJB, 18-Nov-2022.
Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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