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Jim Gallacher Collection

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Collection number 14-002
Collection title Jim Gallacher Collection
Date range (approx.) 1950-1990
Shelf meters (approx.) 6.72
Scope and contents Personal papers and records relating to Jim Gallacher’s career as an NT educationalist
Physical description Manuscripts, typescripts, printed matter (books, pamphlets, fliers), clippings.
Language English
Language code eng
Collection created by J.D. Gallacher
Biographical history James (Jim) Douglas Gallacher (1923-1990) was born in Warrnambool, Victoria, and served in the Australian Imperial Force, 1942-46. In 1951 he became the first teacher at Areyonga Aboriginal Community, 220 km west of Alice Springs. From 1956 to 1959 he was District Education Officer with the Welfare Branch and in 1962 he became Inspector of Schools, based in Darwin. In 1966 he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship. This allowed him to visit Native American schools in Canada and the United States, and contributed to the writing of the Watts-Gallacher Report which led to the institution of bilingual education in the NT. Jim Gallacher was instrumental in the establishment of residential schools for Indigenous students in the Territory. In 1976 he was made a Fellow of the Australian College of Education. He received an MBE in 1978.
Provenance On long-term loan from the Gallacher family
Subjects Bilingual education
Indigenous education
Remote education
Names (person) Jim Gallacher
Box list available? No
Item list available? No
Conditions governing access Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers are advised that this collection may contain images or names of people who have since passed away
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Search for ‘Gallacher’ at NT Library (see link below)
Location Arafura Research Archive. Please contact the Archivist on (08) 8946 7794 or at for more information
Institution Charles Darwin University, Darwin
Description for Link Search for ‘Gallacher’ at NT Library
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