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Isabel Goldsmith interviewed by Karen George in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 2482770
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Goldsmith, Isabel, 1936-2004, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2001 
4 digital audio tapes (260 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Goldsmith speaks about becoming a Christian at the age of 14 and about her decision to work with the Australian Inland Mission. She was employed as an assistant housemother at the United Aborigines Mission, Oodnadatta, S. Aust. under Sister Ruth Bullpit from 1955 until 1958. She speaks about living conditions at the Mission, some of the children in her care, and the attitude of local people to the children and staff from the Mission. Following her marriage in 1958, Goldsmith fostered four siblings whom she had previously cared for at the Mission. She outlines her experiences as a foster parent and expresses her opinion of the South Australian Department of Aboriginal Affairs.

Notes

Recorded on Mar. 7, 2001 at Goolwa, S. Aust.

Also available online via the Internet at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.oh-vn2482770

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (18 p.) and corrected transcript (typescript, 97 leaves) 
Subjects Goldsmith, Isabel, - 1936-2004 - Interviews.  |  United Aborigines Mission (Oodnadatta, S. Aust.)  |  Aboriginal Australians - Missions - South Australia - Oodnadatta.  |  Housemothers - South Australia - Oodnadatta - Interviews.  |  Foster parents - South Australia - Interviews.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian - Institutional care - South Australia - Oodnadatta.
Other authors/contributors George, Karen, 1962-, Interviewer

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