Guide to the Papers of Gordon Bryant

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MS 8256

National Library of Australia

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Series 11. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Matters

The core of this series is Bryant's period as Minister for Aboriginal Affairs (1972-73), much of which is documented in the papers held by the National Archives of Australia, but his involvemernt with indigenous issues extended beyond that portfolio. He was President of the Aborigines Advancement League, Victoria, from 1957 to 1964, and Senior Vice-President of the Federal Council for Aboriginal Advancement (later FCAATSI) from 1957 to 1973. He was also a member of the [Parliamentary] Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and of the Committee on Aboriginal Land Rights...

Subseries ii. Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders (FCAATSI) 1964-75

This sub-series contains reports, newsletters, campaign material and some newspaper cuttings collected by Bryant during and after his term as Senior President of FCAATSI, 1961-67...

General and subject files: General reports and statements, 1958-71, including 1958 signed petition requesting changes to Sections 51 and 127 of the Constitution (File [unnumbered]) - Box 174

Petition form, Federal Council for Aboriginal Advancement, 11 August 1958.

General and subject files: ABSCHOL (File [unnumbered]) - Box 174

Leaflet, 'Don't blame your aboriginal councillors' Department of Aboriginal and Island Affairs.

Poster 'Advance Australia where? Aboriginal embassy at Canberra, 1972'. National Aborigines Day Observance Committee (NADOC).

Poster, 'The Act'.

Printed material: Newsletters and bulletins, 1965, 1966 (File [unnumbered]) - Box 174

Pamphlet 'Rights and advancement: The struggle for equal wages goes on', October 1966.

1967 Referendum: Campaign notes and correspondence, donation lists, circulars, badges, newspaper cuttings documenting the Referendum (File [unnumbered]) - Box 175

Press cutting 'Aboriginal leader in equality plea' The Sun, 19/5/67 p.13.

Press cutting 'Young supporter on the job', The Sun [The Sun News-Pictorial (Melbourne, Vic.)], 27/5/67.

Press cutting 'Govt. has no plans yet for laws to aid Aborigines'.

Press cutting' Aboriginal leaders want swift Federal action', The Australian, 29/5/67.

Press cutting 'What a no vote would mean', The Age, 7/4/67.

Press cutting 'Supports Aborigines' photo of Andrew Jones and Ruby Hammond.

Leaflet 'Right wrongs write YES for Aborigines on May 27'.

Leaflet 'Vote 'YES' for Aborigines. On May 27...'.

Leaflet 'He been treat me like a dog all time'.

Federal Council for the advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, Victoria. 'Vote yes for Aboriginal rights'.

Poster 'VOTE YES FOR ABORIGINAL RIGHTS'.

'That, sir, is a fine banner' news cutting

Pamphlet, 'Closure of Mapoon Aboriginal mission'.

Subseries v. Land Rights

General notes, submissions relating to land rights questions, 1965-78 (File [unnumbered]) - Box 178

Pamphlet 'The land rights of Australian Aborigines', by Frank G. Engel.


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