TLF ID R9395
This is an edited sound recording of Alf Turner, grandson of Indigenous activist William Cooper. Turner describes moving to Melbourne to live with his grandparents in about 1936 in the house then used for meetings of the Australian Aborigines' League (AAL). He recalls Cooper's frustration at the lack of results from the letters that he wrote to the government on behalf of AAL. He says that Cooper wrote the letters on his sickbed, wrapped in a blanket for warmth. Turner also recalls his own experience of racism as a child. The recording was made in July 2008.