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Title Australian Biography Series 11 : Ted Egan
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 27 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
Summary Singer, Songwriter. Born Melbourne, Victoria. 1932. Ted Egan's career has ranged from working with remote Aboriginal communities to songwriter, historian, entertainer and the Northern Territory's top job of Administrator. Born in 1932, Ted planned to travel to Brazil after high school but he never got further than Darwin, instead joining the public service and local sports teams, becoming coach of a Tiwi Island footy team. Working mainly in remote areas for the Department of Aboriginal Affairs, he became a patrol officer, reserve superintendent, teacher and district officer. He resigned to start the Ted Egan Show in Alice Springs which went for over 25 years. An author and songwriter, Ted's songs reflect his love of the distinctive Northern Territory humour and characters. In this interview, Ted reflects on his adventurous life in remote settlements, the inequalities between black and white Australians, the dilemmas of holding power over the communities in which he worked, his changing sensibilities about land rights, a mid-life crisis and career change to pub singer and how a beer carton player came to hold the Northern Territory's highest position. A Film Australia National Interest Program. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
Notes Title from title frames
Event Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 2008
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Egan, Ted, 1932-
Egan, Ted -- Biography -- Interviews
Singers -- Australia -- Biography -- Interviews
Songwriters -- Australia -- Biography -- Interviews
Country musicians -- Australia -- Biography -- Interviews
Musicians -- Australia -- Music -- Country music -- Biography -- Interviews
Genre/Form Interviews.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Freedman, Rod, director, Producer
Hughes, Robin, Writer
Egan, Ted, 1932- Featureditor
Kanopy (Firm)