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Stan Davey had been a Church of Christ minister until the 1950s, when he visited Aboriginal communities in Victoria and realised his calling was to join the cause for Indigenous rights.

A 'NATIONAL' reel to reel tape recorder made from black plastic and silver coloured metal, with a power cable, a handle at the top, and a removable black plastic cover.
Stan Davey’s tape recorder

Davey, who had co-founded the Aborigines Advancement League in 1957, received this tape recorder as a gift from the organisation on his retirement. He used it to continue reporting on the plight of Aboriginal people around Australia, using his connection with activist groups in Sydney and Melbourne to raise their concerns nationally.

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