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From the Collection of Vision Australia

Description
13 B/W photographs w/ 20 negatives and 23 col. negatives
Object Registration
BRIP381
Keywords
white cane day, barry humphries, doris nothling, kathy zwald
Historical information
October 15, 1979 was the very first publicly proclaimed White Cane Day in Victoria. Announced by Premier Hamer, onlookers were invited to learn more about the various societies in Victoria that assisted the blind and vision impaired. Barry Humphries was the guest of honour, and spoke with a small group before venturing out with his own white cane to test out Melbourne’s wet streets. Caravans were set up along Swanston Street to distribute information. The RAAF band played and a square dance exhibition was held by vision impaired dancers in Bourke Street.
When Made
15/10/1979
Inscriptions & Markings
On the back of BRIP381.11 is a partially erased pencil description 'Kathy Zwald' and 'Doris Nothling".
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:12AM