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Managing Their Own Affairs
The Australian Deaf Community in the 1920s and 1930s
This work describes an eventful and formative time in Australian Deaf history the interwar years of the 1920s and 1930s. During this period, Deaf people challenged the authority of the dominant welfare organizations (Deaf Societies), which were largely controlled by hearing people and run as charitable institutions. These developments were influenced by wider social movements in Australian society, such as the articulation of minority groups as citizens, and their search for autonomy and equal rights.
About the author
Breda Carty is a lecturer in Special Education at RIDBC Renwick Centre (affiliated with Macquarie University) in Sydney, Australia.