The Resource Reverend Jim Downing; Institute for Aboriginal Development

Reverend Jim Downing; Institute for Aboriginal Development

Label
Reverend Jim Downing; Institute for Aboriginal Development
Title
Reverend Jim Downing; Institute for Aboriginal Development
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This collection consists of some of the records of the establishment of the Institute for Aboriginal Development in Alice Springs and its education programs, and the wide ranging activities of Rev JH Downing in his role as social worker to Aboriginal communities in Central Australia.
  • Reverend Jim Downing, Shirley Downing and their four children moved from Redfern, Sydney to Alice Springs in 1965, so that Reverend Downing could work as the third minister of the Alice Springs United Church in North Australia. A Congregational Minister and a trained social worker, Reverend Downing was appointed to serve the Aboriginal people in Central Australia and this collection documents his extensive involvement in the range of issues affecting Aboriginal people. He was a founder of the Institute for Aboriginal Development and its first Director
  • The Institute for Aboriginal Development was established "to assist Aborigines to develop their community life and culture, and to provide opportunities for cross-culture education between the Aboriginal and other sectors of society". Aboriginal participation in governance was a guiding principle from its inauguration. Following Reverend Downing's resignation as Director in 1980, Yami Lester became Director
Cataloging source
AIASerda
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1926-2009
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Downing, Jim
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Institute for Aboriginal Development (Alice Springs, N.T.)
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  • Downing, Jim
  • Lester, Yami
  • Institute for Aboriginal Development (Alice Springs, N.T.)
  • United Church of North Australia
  • Uniting Church in Australia
  • Tangentyere Council (Alice Springs, N. T.)
  • Central Land Council (Australia)
  • Central Australian Aboriginal Congress
  • Aboriginal Australian
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
Summary expansion
Minutes of meetings, reports of conferences, conference papers, drafts of publications, letters to the editor, correspondence, articles, newsletters, submissions, and telexes relating mainly to education, health, land rights and social change and other issues affecting Aboriginal people
Label
Reverend Jim Downing; Institute for Aboriginal Development
Link
https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/ms_3773_iad.pdf
Instantiates
Production
Note
  • Includes correspondence, projects, publications, press cuttings
  • Digitised status: Box 1, 2 and 5 digitised
  • Digitisation status: partially digitised
Carrier category
other
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid
Extent
2.2 metres (11 boxes)
Governing access note
Open access - reading. Permissions apply for copying and quotation. Not for Inter-library loan
Immediate source of acquisition
Mrs Shirley Downing
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Organization method
Organised into 6 series: I IAD Establishment and Administration, 1970-1979. II Papers of Reverend JH Downing. III Course notes and evaluation. IV Newspaper clippings. V Inter-church advocacy for Aboriginal development. VI Cross culture group.
Label
Reverend Jim Downing; Institute for Aboriginal Development
Link
https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/ms_3773_iad.pdf
Production
Note
  • Includes correspondence, projects, publications, press cuttings
  • Digitised status: Box 1, 2 and 5 digitised
  • Digitisation status: partially digitised
Carrier category
other
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid
Extent
2.2 metres (11 boxes)
Governing access note
Open access - reading. Permissions apply for copying and quotation. Not for Inter-library loan
Immediate source of acquisition
Mrs Shirley Downing
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Organization method
Organised into 6 series: I IAD Establishment and Administration, 1970-1979. II Papers of Reverend JH Downing. III Course notes and evaluation. IV Newspaper clippings. V Inter-church advocacy for Aboriginal development. VI Cross culture group.

Library Locations

    • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)Borrow it
      51 Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT, 2601, AU
      -35.292556 149.118617
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