ETA History

The ETA was founded in 1960 and as part of our jubilee celebrations, we wanted to interview some of the people who played a key role in this period to add the human dimension to the wealth of documentation that exists in journals and other publications. Some of the founders had already passed. Some were too frail to appear but they and those that were able were delighted with the idea. Others preferred to write material: Ken Watson, a history of the early days and Jack Thomson a statement about the effect of the ETA on English teaching in NSW.

The interviews have been arranged thematically

  • First Impressions
  • All Males, Surnames, Port and Cigars
  • Access to Great Minds
  • Services to Members
  • ETA, Pedagogy and Profession
  • Change and Challenges

The project was undertaken by one of our longstanding and valued members Jane Sherlock, whose work and dedication have been exceptional. This history was distributed on CD to all members attending our conference in 2010 Celebrating 50 Years

  • A Word from the Producer, Jane Sherlock.