Item Item 2 - Draft of paper 'Aboriginal identity, government and the law'

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UQFL468-Series A-Item 2


Draft of paper 'Aboriginal identity, government and the law'


  • 1971 (Creation)

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11 leaves ; 33 cm.

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William Charles Wentworth was born on 8 September 1907 in Sydney. Australian politician. Member of the Australian Liberal Party, served as Minister for Social Services and Minister in charge of Aboriginal Affairs. In 1959 he put a proposal to Cabinet for the establishment of an Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, which was established by a Act of Parliament in 1964 and became known as the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. His final months in parliament were served as an independent. He died in 2003.

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Copy of a typescript paper of the opening address at the ANZAAS symposium on Aboriginal identity in contemporary Australian society - Brisbane - May 28, 1971, titled 'Aboriginal identity, government and the law' by WC Wentworth; 13 leaves; 1971? Differs slightly from the published version which appears in Aboriginal identity in contemporary Australian society edited by D Tugby (1973).

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  • English

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Box 1 Folder 2


Previously housed in Box 1 Folder 1.

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Revised, MSB, 18-Oct-2023.
Created, Linda Justo, 6-Sep-2023.




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