Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

DEFICIENT CHILDREN.

"A LIBEL ON AUSTRALIA." 1 SYDNEY, February 12. Mr. Carmichael, Minister of Education, is indignant at the cabled report of the Auckland Medical Congress in regard to feeble-minded children. He sa y S; —«< I don't remember ever reading a worse libel on Australia than, the statement that 4 per cent, of Aus-' tralian children are definitely feebleminded, and 12 per cent, so mentally dull that they require special training. I cannot speak for other States, but as far as New South Wales is concerned I am convinced the Congress had absolutely no datfo for making such - a sweeping condemnation." ; After quoting school statistics in disproof, Mr Carmichael added: "We are grappling in earnest with the difficult problems of providing education for mentally deficient children, but I do not think it is in the interests of Australia, or that it will do any good, to aggravate our deficiencies in this respect. Plenty of people are ready to cry 'stinking fish' in regard to our resources and industrial conditions, but in Heaven's ' name let them retrain themselves when, it comes to branding Australia as the land of the feebleminded." •'■

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/AG19140213.2.28

Bibliographic details

DEFICIENT CHILDREN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8793, 13 February 1914

Word Count
189

DEFICIENT CHILDREN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8793, 13 February 1914

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.

Working