Dave Earl AHA Conference 2011

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"Our Tasmanian Secretary laments that some teachers… think all their pupils feeble-minded"

Eugenics, rural culture and conceptions of intellectual disability in Australia, 1911 – 1928'.

Paper presented to the Australian Historical Association Conference, Launceston, July 2011.

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Dave Earl AHA Conference 2011

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