Booklet - The After-School Problems of the Deaf and Dumb
From the Collection of Expression Australia Level 4 340 Albert Street East Melbourne VIC
- Grey Cover; Size 20.5cmHx13cmW, 24 pages
- j. p. bourke, after-school problems, deaf and dumb, central meeting place. spiritual and religious needs
- This booklet published by John Patrick Bourke (1882-1960) challenged the leadership of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria and its treatment of the Victorian Deaf. Bourke had lost his hearing as a young man. Before he became deaf he was educated and trained as a teacher and so had quite a different perspective of the Deaf community coming into it as a well educated adult. This book was controversial at its time of publication in 1933.
- This booklet is significant as it provides an insight into the Victorian Deaf community in the 1930's and its struggle to forge an identity within a parochial environment.
- 3 Mar 2017 at 10:12AM