Item Item 3 - Photocopy of handwritten biography of Beryl Wharton

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UQFL468-Series A-Item 3


Photocopy of handwritten biography of Beryl Wharton


  • 1986 (Creation)

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14 leaves ; 30 cm.

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Dr Jackie Huggins is a member of the Bidjara and Birri Gubba Juru peoples. She is an historian, author, educator and Aboriginal leader. After leaving school, Jackie Huggins worked at the Australian Broadcasting Commission and the Department of Aboriginal Affairs before commencing study at the University of Queensland. She graduated in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons). She has been involved in many community, government and educational organisations at local, state and national levels, ranging from reconciliation and Aboriginal welfare forums to continuing appointments on editorial and performing arts boards. Huggins has written widely on issues of concern to Indigenous communities.

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Photocopy of a handwritten account of Beryl Wharton, giving details of her life at Cherbourg mission, working life and the various places she lived. Undated. Author of account is a grandchild; name not supplied. There is a timeline of events in the life of Beryl are from 1924 to 1986; most likely this account was written in the late 1980s.

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  • English

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Box 1 Folder 3


Previously housed in Box 1 Folder 2.

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Revised, MSB, 18-Oct-2023.
Created, Linda Justo, 7-Sep-2023.




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