Book Chapter

All I Want To Know Is Who I Am: Archival Justice for Australian Care Leavers

Joanne Evans, Frank Golding, Cate O'Neill, Rachel Tropea

Archives, Recordkeeping and Social Justice | Routledge - Taylor & Francis | Published : 2020

Abstract

Joanne Evans, Frank Golding, Cate O’Neill, and Rachel Tropea recount Australian Care Leavers’ struggle for archival justice in the form of access, and the role of archival and recordkeeping professionals in both furthering and frustrating that struggle. While asserting a professional obligation to participate in a movement towards equity in records and recordkeeping, they observe the profession’s lacklustre collective response and rightfully question the extent to which archival and recordkeeping regimes embedded in existing power structures can meet the needs of the Care Leaver community. This theme appears throughout chapters concerning public records, particularly those produced in the co..

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