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Sue Gordon interviewed by John Bannister in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 290794
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Gordon, Sue, 1943-, Interviewee
 
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Description 1999 
3 digital audio tapes (157 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Gordon was removed from her family at the age of 4. She describes living conditions at Sister Kate's Children's Home, Perth where she lived until the age of 18 when she joined the Army. Gordon also talks about being reunited with her mother, and her work as Western Australian Commissioner of Aboriginal Planning and later as a Magistrate in the Children's Court. She expresses her views on the juvenile justice system, the Reconciliation process, and the issue of compensation for separated families.

Notes

Recorded on Oct. 12, 1999 at Perth, W.A.

Also available online via the Internet at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.oh-vn290794

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 64 leaves) 
Subjects Gordon, Sue, - 1943- - Interviews.  |  Sister Kate's Child & Family Services.  |  Children's Court of Western Australia (Perth, W.A.)  |  Aboriginal Australian family reunions - Western Australia.  |  Magistrates - Western Australia - Perth - Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians - Western Australia - Removal - Personal narratives.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian - Institutional care - Western Australia.  |  Juvenile justice - Western Australia.
Occupation Magistrates.
Other authors/contributors Bannister, John (William John Egerton), 1967-, Interviewer

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