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Title Australian Biography: Ted Egan - Series 11, Ep 7 of 7 / Director: Freedman, Rod
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (25 min. 56 sec.) ; 156067596 bytes
Series Australian Biography ; Series 11, Episode 7
Summary Ted Egan's career has ranged from working with remote Aboriginal communities to songwriter, historian, entertainer and the Northern Territory's Administrator. Born in 1932, Ted planned to travel to Brazil after high school but he never got further than Darwin. There he worked mainly in remote areas for the Department of Aboriginal Affairs as 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. Ted reflects on 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 he came to hold the Northern Territory's highest position. (From Australia, in English) (Documentary Series)
Event Broadcast 2010-03-18 at 15:30:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Egan, Ted, 1932-.
Folk musicians.
Musicians -- Biography.
Musicians -- Social life and customs.
Northern Territory.
Form Streaming video
Author Egan, Ted, contributor
Freedman, Rod, director
Hughes, Robin, host