Interview with Neil Smith
View fulltext online
Citation:Citation: Haigh, D. (2021). Interview with Neil Smith. Whanake: the Pacific Journal of Community Development, 7(1), 110-127Unitec ePress. ISSN 2423-009X. http://www.unitec.ac.nz/epress
Permanent link to Research Bank record:https://hdl.handle.net/10652/5498
This interview with Neil Smith, carried out in 2002, is the second in a series of interviews with practitioners who have made significant contributions to the field of community development in Aotearoa New Zealand. Neil was very ill but, in spite of the pain, he insisted on completing the interview; it is the story of a man who lived by his values. For example, during World War Two he was a conscientious objector and forced to work as a scrub cutter in various isolated camps. At one camp, he met various lecturers from Victoria University, Wellington, who were also incarcerated for the duration of the war. During this period, he participated in adult education classes, which inspired him. He later studied social work at Victoria University under the same lecturers. Through his involvement in the social workers’ association in the 1970s, he helped persuade Auckland City Council to establish the community development office. Sadly, Neil died shortly after this interview.
Keywords:Auckland (N.Z.), New Zealand, Smith, Neil (Social worker), social workers, biographies, history, interviews, Community Development Committee (Auckland, N.Z.)
ANZSRC Field of Research:4409 Social work
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
Rights:This digital work is protected by copyright. It may be consulted by you, provided you comply with the provisions of the Act and the following conditions of use. These documents or images may be used for research or private study purposes. Whether they can be used for any other purpose depends upon the Copyright Notice above. You will recognise the author's and publishers rights and give due acknowledgement where appropriate.
MetadataShow detailed record
This item appears in
The following license files are associated with this item: