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What have social workers done?


Dr. Brian Dickey, then Reader in History at Flinders University, addressed an Australian Association of Social Workers (South Australia) Branch Meeting on July 15th, 1985. The after dinner talk was subsequently published in The South Australian Social Worker, vol 2, no.2 Aug 1986 & 3, Oct 1986. Minor format changes have been made in this text.
See: Brian Dickey, with contributions from Elaine Martin & Rod Oxenberry, Rations, Residence, Resources: a history of social welfare in South Australia since 1836, Wakefield Press, Adelaide, 1986.

Brian Dickey, currently retired, is a member of the Professional Historians Association (SA). He has published thirteeen books and numerous historical articles.

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