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Marie Wood interviewed by Ann-Mari Jordens in the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 4840528
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Wood, Marie, Interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2010 
2 sound files (ca. 195 min.) 
Series

Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project.

Technical Details

Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web. 

Summary

Marie Wood talks about her early life and schooling; her tertiary studies in teaching and nursing; teaching at Bidura Children's Home, Glebe; the institutional culture at Bidura, play equipment and the building; Bidura Children's Court; teaching at Ormond Training School for Girls, Thornleigh; the girls, classrooms, class size, letters home, censorship and activities; Parramatta Girls Home; Elizabeth Bay Gaol; the Privilege Cottage; health care; remedial teaching; curriculum; teaching materials and library; bullying; school holidays; returnees; length of stay; leaving Ormond, and her subsequent teaching career; her reflections on Ormond; Bringing Them Home Inquiry; Forgotten Australians Inquiry; Kevin Rudd's apologies; Aboriginal Embassy; Old Parliament House; the families of Forgotten Australians; the legacy of institutionalisation.

Notes

Recorded on 13 May 2010 at the National Library of Australia, Canberra, A.C.T.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (3 p.) and corrected transcript available (typescript, 73 leaves) 
Subjects Wood, Marie - Interviews.  |  Ormond Training School for Girls (Thornleigh, N.S.W.)  |  Bidura House (Glebe, N.S.W.)  |  Teachers - New South Wales - Interviews.  |  Children - Institutional care - New South Wales.
Other authors/contributors Jordens, Ann-Mari, 1940-, Interviewer

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Petherick Reading Room (Oral History)
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Petherick Reading Room (Oral History)
ORAL TRC 6200/10 (summary)
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Petherick Reading Room (Oral History)

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