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Charlie Walker interviewed by Rob Willis in the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 4803292
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Walker, Charlie, 1935-, Interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2010 
5 sound files (ca. 257 min.) 
Series

Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project.

Technical Details

Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web. 

Summary

Charlie Walker talks about Broadmeadows Babies home; St Anthony's Boys Home (Kew); St Joseph's (Surry Hills); his schooling; his time at St Augustine's Orphanage, Geelong (1945-1950); working as a stable boy and jockey; living on the streets of Melbourne; National Service (1956); wildlife sales and scams; his wife and children; finding his family; writing his book "Charlie the ratbag orphan"; the apology to the Forgotten Australians.

Notes

Accompanying photographs with summary (Closed during the lifetime of the interviewee)

Recorded on 23 February 2010 at Melbourne, Vic.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary ( 12 p.) and corrected transcript available (typescript, 156 leaves) 
Subjects Walker, Charlie, - 1935- - Interviews.  |  Orphans - Victoria.  |  Children - Institutional care - Victoria.  |  Children - Institutional care - Victoria - Psychological aspects  |  Orphanages - Victoria.
Other authors/contributors Willis, Rob, 1944-, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 6200/9
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Petherick Reading Room (Oral History)
ORAL TRC 6200/9 (transcript)
Copy: Transcript
Petherick Reading Room (Oral History)
ORAL TRC 6200/9 (summary)
Copy: Summary
Petherick Reading Room (Oral History)

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