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Vince Wenberg interviewed by Ann-Mari Jordens in the Bringing Them Home after the Apology oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 4776744
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Wenberg, Vince, 1932-, Interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2010 
4 sound files (ca. 277 min.) 
Series

Bringing Them Home after the Apology oral history project.

Technical Details

Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web. 

Summary

Vince Wenberg talks about his previous interview in 2001; his memories of the Bunnerong Power Station at Matraville; the Japanese submarines in Sydney Harbor; the return of 9th Division AIF from Middle East; a Newtown Court appearance, implications of removal under two different jurisdictions; a train journey to Kempsey, his first impressions; the quality of his education; contact outside the Yarra Bay Home; end of WWII celebrations; Kinchela Boys home, corresponding with parents in Kinchela; presents from home; his brother's death; his apprenticeship Cooma Station, Moree; Aborigines' Welfare Board; visiting sisters at the Cootamundra Girls Home (1951); working in Forbes; rabbiting at Gilgandra; leaving the country (1954), joining NSW Government Railways, work at Everleigh Railway Repair Workshops; his career as train driver; the end of steam trains; diesel trains; the decline of railways; recruiting Aboriginal workers; his perceptions of Aboriginal identity and Stolen Generation; mother's and father's death; life during the Depression; his Aristocratic Russian ancestors, tracing Aboriginal ancestry; his children learning of their Aboriginal identity.

Wenberg discusses visiting his Maclean birthplace; the effect of removal on the Wenberg siblings; his Aboriginal culture; his children's and grandchildren's sense of Aboriginal identity; being an Aboriginal elder, Narooma and Maclean; the responsibilities as an elder; his involvement in Aboriginal affairs, Narooma; reluctant about himself as member of Stolen Generations; cultural life Narooma; Kinchela reunion 2002; his good memories of Kinchela; why he didn't talk about bad things in first interview; the positive influence of his aunt; the compensation for wages stolen from trust accounts; researching his archival records; his memories of domestic violence; the reconciliation movement in Narooma; his attitudes to racism; being Chair of Sorry Day Committee, Sydney; educated Aboriginal leaders, sources of information on Aboriginal current affairs; prospects for a treaty; Howard government policies on Stolen Generation; the Intervention; Kevin Rudd's apology; memories of Parliament House on day of the apology; meeting Kinchela boys; the adequacy of apology; his optimism for future of Aboriginal people; influence of his childhood on him as a father and husband.

Notes

Vince Wenberg was previously interviewed in the Bringing them home oral history project on Sept. 6, 2001. The interview is held at ORAL TRC 5000/319.

Recorded on 23 February 2010 at the National Library of Australia, Canberra, A.C.T.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (5 p.) 
Subjects Wenberg, Vince, - 1932- - Interviews.  |  Kinchela Boys Home (N.S.W.)  |  Yarra Bay Home (Sydney, N.S.W.)  |  Stolen generations (Australia)  |  Railroad trains - New South Wales - History.  |  Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of - History.  |  Aboriginal Australians - New South Wales - Removal - Personal narratives.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian - Institutional care - New South Wales - Sydney.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian - Institutional care - New South Wales - Kinchela.
Other authors/contributors Jordens, Ann-Mari, 1940-, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 6180/1
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Petherick Reading Room (Oral History)
ORAL TRC 6180/1 (summary)
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