2009, English, Sound, Interview, lecture, talk edition: Bruce Callaghan interviewed by Gail Winkworth in the Children and the State oral history project [sound recording]. Callaghan, Bruce. (Interviewee)

User activity

Share to:
 
Bookmark: https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/46853675
Physical Description
  • 2 sound files (148 min.)
Published
  • 2009.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Bruce Callaghan interviewed by Gail Winkworth in the Children and the State oral history project.
Creator
  • Callaghan, Bruce. (Interviewee)
Other Creators
  • Winkworth, Gail. (Interviewer)
Published
  • 2009.
Medium
  • [sound recording]
Physical Description
  • 2 sound files (148 min.)
Series
Part Of
  • Children and the State oral history project
Subjects
Summary
  • Bruce Callaghan speaks about his role as managing director of BCA National Training Group; working in the Kimberleys; Indigenous social workers; approaches to social work; Bringing Them Home Report; the challenges of bureaucracy; The Homeland Movement; Noel Pearson; studying for seven years in Brisbane at a provincial seminary; working as a priest in rural Queensland for two years; his academic background; his early work experience; the policy for Aboriginal families and Child welfare legislation; the Daruk institution for delinquents; Metropolitan Boys Shelter; becoming a district officer; interaction between wards of the state, social workers and single mothers; the relationship between officers and children in institutions; how the Department of Community Services (DoCS) was transformed after Whitlam's election; the establishment of the Wickham Community Centre; changes occurring in the (1970s); working as a social planner in the Hunter; returning to the Department of Youth and Community services.
  • Callaghan talks about becoming the deputy in charge of the Community Liaison Bureau; the notion of child and social welfare broadening to incorporate a sense of community; regionalisation of the Department of Youth and Community Services; becoming Regional Director of Hunter and later moving to the Sydney metropolitan area; moving to position as Acting Director of Operations; the children's rights movement; multiculturalism, housing, welfare and Aboriginal Affairs; policy framework and resources; the contracting out of alternative care to the non-governmental sector; the purpose of Department of Community Services (DoCS), protecting children and supporting families; the changing role of government in relation to family welfare; leadership and the role of the state; new national framework for protecting Australia's children.
Notes
  • Recorded on 30 October 2009 at Balmain, N.S.W.
  • Digital master available ; National Library of Australia ; nla.obj-218914726.
Numbering Note
  • Timed summary (3 p.)
Access Conditions
  • Written permission required for research, personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee.
Language
  • English
Libraries Australia ID
Contributed by
Libraries Australia

Get this edition

  • Set up My libraries

    How do I set up "My libraries"?

    In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up. Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen.

  • All (1)
  • ACT (1)
None of your libraries hold this item.

This single location in All:

Library Access Call number(s) Formats held Language
National Library of Australia. Open to the public 4727568; ORAL TRC 6071/6; ORAL TRC 6071/6 (summary) Sound; Interview, lecture, talk English
Show 0 more libraries...

This single location in Australian Capital Territory:

Library Access Call number(s) Formats held Language
National Library of Australia. Open to the public 4727568; ORAL TRC 6071/6; ORAL TRC 6071/6 (summary) Sound; Interview, lecture, talk English
Show 0 more libraries...
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.

Other suppliers

User activity


e.g. test cricket, Perth (WA), "Parkes, Henry"

Separate different tags with a comma. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes.

Be the first to add a tag for this edition

Be the first to add this to a list

Comments and reviews

What are comments? Add a comment

No user comments or reviews for this version

Add a comment