The Resource Faith Bandler

Faith Bandler

Label
Faith Bandler
Title
Faith Bandler
Contributor
Subject
Summary
This Australian Biography looks at the life of civil rights activist Faith Bandler. Born in NSW in 1920, Faith Bandler is a descendant of South Sea Islanders. At the age of 13, her father was kidnapped from the Island of Ambrym, in what is known as Vanuatu, and brought to Australia to work as an unpaid labourer in the Queensland canefields. During the 1950s, Faith became involved in the peace movement, and in the 1956 she was instrumental in setting up the Australian Aboriginal fellowship. Faith was also a founding member of the Federal Council for Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders, becoming the director of its referendum campaign in 1967, NSW State Secretary from 1962 - 1970 and General Secretary from 1970 -1973. In 1974, faith decided to direct her energies to the plight of her own people. The 16,000 descendants of South Sea Islanders and in 1975 made her first emotional journey to her father's birth place on Ambrym
Date time place
1993, Australia
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Saunders, Ron
  • Heimans, Frank
  • Film Australia
Series statement
  • Australian Biography Series
  • FILMAUSTRALIA_034
Label
Faith Bandler
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Digital access copy
Control code
F0005390
Extent
26min, sd, col, Video (VHS)
Governing access note
Conditions apply
Immediate source of acquisition
Broadcast on SBS TV
Stock number
FILMAUSTRALIA_034 (V03098_1)
Terms governing use
AIATSIS holds viewing copies only contact Film Australia for copies and usage.
Label
Faith Bandler
Publication
Note
Digital access copy
Control code
F0005390
Extent
26min, sd, col, Video (VHS)
Governing access note
Conditions apply
Immediate source of acquisition
Broadcast on SBS TV
Stock number
FILMAUSTRALIA_034 (V03098_1)
Terms governing use
AIATSIS holds viewing copies only contact Film Australia for copies and usage.

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      -35.292556 149.118617
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