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metadata.territorywomen.dc.title: Beryl Edmonds
Name: Edmonds, Beryl May
Place of Birth: Geelong (Vic.)
Date of Birth: 1931-01-13
Occupation: Educator
Biographical notes: Beryl was the first fully-qualified pre-school teacher working in Aboriginal education in Arnhem Land when she was appointed by the Methodist mission board to Milingimbi School in 1960. She also taught Aboriginal staff in teaching procedures for over ten years and learnt the local language Gupapuyngu. Beryl moved to Darwin in 1970 to take up a position as a pre-school adviser in Aboriginal education travelling around the Territory and including the preparation and publication of a pre-school manual to assist Aboriginal and European staff working with Aboriginal children. Beryl was involved in curriculum planning, teacher guidance and team-teaching methods. She worked as a senior education adviser with the bilingual program. With the destruction of her house from Cyclone Tracy, Beryl completed the 1975 year then moved south to be near her elderly parents.
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