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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
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j. p. bourke, after-school problems, deaf and dumb, central meeting place. spiritual and religious needs
Historical information
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.
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3 Mar 2017 at 10:12AM