The Story of Helen Keller's visit to Queensland July 12th - 25th 1948. E C. Matthews.
The Story of Helen Keller's visit to Queensland July 12th - 25th 1948

The Story of Helen Keller's visit to Queensland July 12th - 25th 1948

Brisbane: Read Press for Queensland Adult Deaf and Dumb Mission, [1948]. Staplebound. Stapled souvenir brochure : 16pp., b&w illustrations : textured wraps lettered in red, green and black with small flower illustration.

Textured wraps a tad toned with a 2 x3mm chip to fore edge and 5mm vertical tear to top edge of top wrap; a light bend to lower part of brochure; small blemish (5mm diameter) on lower wrap. Very good. Item #1625

Helen Keller came to Australia in 1948 at the invitation of the Royal Sydney Industrial Blind Institution of Sydney, N.S.W. Her visit to Queensland was sponsored and organised entirely by the Queensland Adult Deaf and Dumb Mission. "While in Australia, she toured schools, nursing homes and libraries for people with vision impairment right across the country. She shocked her hosts at the Royal Sydney Industrial Blind Institution by announcing that services for blind Australians were substandard. Her criticisms led to a shift away from the prevailing paternalism of charitable organisations catering to people with disabilities, to an approach guided by principles of partnership, empowerment and independence." (ABC Radio Archives).

This scarce pamphlet appears to be held by only three institutions according to OCLC, all in Australia.

Price: $250.00

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