Transcripts of interviews with various individuals, and questionnaires, on colonial administration in Ceylon, from research by Michael W Roberts; interviewees include Sir Hilary Blood, R N Bond, Edward Trevor Dyson, G H Ferguson, Sir Franklin Gimson, F Leach, R B Naish, T W Roberts, Walter Terence Stace, F G Stevens, A N Strong, C E Tilney, W N Williams and Leonard Woolf.
ROBERTS, Michael W (fl 1965-2001)
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- Dates of Creation1965-1966
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Michael Roberts is a Sri Lankan Australian whose secondary and university education was undertaken in Sri Lanka where he graduated with honours in History at the University of Peradeniya before proceeding to Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship. Completing his doctorate on British agrarian policies in 19th century Ceylon, he taught at the Department of History, University of Peradeniya from 1966 to 1975. He has been teaching at the Department of Anthropology, University of Adelaide since 1977 and has held a position of Reader since 1984.
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