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Eva May Walkom interviewed by Rob Willis in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1895065
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Walkom, Eva May, 1914-2009, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research and personal copies; written permission required for public use. 
Description 2000 
2 digital audio tapes (109 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Walkom speaks about her family background and early adult life. She worked as a seamstress at Cootamundra Girls Home, N.S.W. from 1952 until its closure in 1975. She outlines the routines and living conditions at the Home and talks about the staff, including Matron Hiscock and her successors. Walkom also speaks about the attitudes of Cootamundra townsfolk towards the Home and Aboriginal people.

Notes

Recorded on March 14, 2000 at Ballarat, Vic.

Also available online via the Internet at: http:/­/­nla.gov.au/­nla.oh-vn1895065

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (4 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 57 leaves) 
Subjects Walkom, Eva May, - 1914-2009 - Interviews.  |  Cootamundra Home for Orphaned and Neglected Children.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian - Institutional care - New South Wales - Cootamundra.  |  Aboriginal Australians - Government policy - New South Wales.  |  Aboriginal Australians - New South Wales - Child welfare.  |  Aboriginal Australians - New South Wales - Removal.  |  Child care workers - New South Wales - Cootamundra - Interviews.
Occupation Child care workers.
Other authors/contributors Willis, Rob, 1944-, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 5000/107 (summary)
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