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Heather Crawford-Raby interviewed by Rob Willis in the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 4972338
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Crawford-Raby, Heather, 1947-, Interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2010 
1 sound file (13 min.) 
Series

Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project.

Technical Details

Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web. 

Summary

Heather Crawford-Raby speaks about gatherings with ex Boys Town wives; meeting Maurice and their early days; her emotions regarding the treatment of the boys whilst at Boys Town; the school hiding the past; her husband; their children's interest in knowing about their father's life; compensation from the Tasmanian State Government; attending the Apology in Brisbane; the importance of letting go and moving on in life; learning about family members in England.

Biography/History

Heather Crawford-Raby is the wife of Maurice Crawford-Raby, a former Child Migrant. She is a long-time supporter for the acknowledgement of Child Migrants and networks with wives/partners of former Child Migrants.

Notes

Recorded by Olya Willis.

Recorded on 12 August 2010 in Brisbane, Qld.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (2 p.) and corrected transcript available (typescript, 20 pages) 
Subjects Crawford-Raby, Heather, - 1947- - Interviews.  |  Boys Town (Glenorchy, Tas.)  |  Immigrant children, British - Institutional care.  |  Children - Institutional care - Tasmania - History - 20th century.  |  Orphanages - Tasmania - Glenorchy.
Other authors/contributors Willis, Rob, 1944-, Interviewer

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Petherick Reading Room (Oral History)
ORAL TRC 6200/19 (transcript)
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Petherick Reading Room (Oral History)
ORAL TRC 6200/19 (summary)
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