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Eileen Stevens interviewed by Steven Guth in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1895972
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Stevens, Eileen, 1935-, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2000 
6 digital audio tapes (355 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Stevens, a welfare worker and Indigenous separated child, speaks about her removal to Bomaderry Children's Home, N.S.W. due to her mother's ill health. She describes the living conditions at Bomaderry. She was later moved to Burnside Home, and she compares the conditions at Burnside with those at Bomaderry. Stevens also discusses her reunion with her family and her adult life.

Notes

The final session in this interview was cut short due to technical difficulties at the time of recording.

Recorded on May 13 & 15-16, 2000 in Katoomba, N.S.W.

Also available online via the Internet at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.oh-vn1895972

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (6 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 156 leaves) 
Subjects Stevens, Eileen, - 1935- - Interviews.  |  Burnside Homes for Children.  |  Bomaderry Home for Aboriginal Children.  |  Aboriginal Australian family reunions - New South Wales.  |  Social workers - New South Wales - Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians - New South Wales - Removal - Personal narratives.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian - Institutional care - New South Wales.
Occupation Welfare workers.
Other authors/contributors Guth, Steven, 1943-, Interviewer

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