Percy Haslam teaches Awabakal language and culture to inmates

Aboriginal inmates at Cessnock gaol learn Awabakal language and culture from Percy Haslam. One reports that this gave him a sense of pride and understanding he had not felt before and that “the things I am learning here will mean that I won’t be back”. Haslam later conducts regular Aboriginal history, language and culture lessons in Long Bay gaol to Aboriginal inmates. (Maynard, Awabakal voices, 90).