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Clair Andersen and Jaye Clair interviewed by Lyn McLeavy in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1041841
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Andersen, Clair, 1953-, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2000-2001 
5 digital audio tapes (193 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Clair and Jaye speak about their mother Delma and their aunt Ann, who were removed as children and placed at Doomadgee Mission, Qld. around 1931. Delma's and Ann's mother followed and set up camp outside the Mission and eventually secured a house on Doomadgee Mission. Clair and Jaye recall their mother's description of the harsh conditions at Doomadgee and her anger at being separated from her family. Later Delma and her husband decided to move to the Northern Territory to ensure their children were educated. Clair speaks about her schooling at Tennant Creek and about later attending Hobart Teacher's College. When her parents died in 1971, Clair brought her siblings to live with her in Launceston. Clair was awarded legal custody of her siblings after a two-year legal battle during which the two youngest siblings were held at Kennerley Children's Home. Clair and Jaye speak about the need to reconnect with their relatives and people.

Notes

Recorded on July 20, Aug. 24, & Sept. 15, 2000 and May 25, 2001 in Hobart, Tas.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-218448198

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (6 p.) and corrected transcript (typescript, 102 leaves) 
Subjects Andersen, Clair, 1953- -- Interviews.  |  Clair, Jaye, 1956- -- Interviews.  |  Mullins, Annie, 1926?-  |  Tasmania. Department of Social Welfare.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- Queensland.  |  Educators -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Queensland -- Removal.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- Queensland -- Doomadgee.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Tasmania -- Child welfare.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Tasmania -- Education.  |  Custody of children -- Tasmania.  |  Doomadgee Mission Station (Qld.)
Other authors/contributors McLeavy, Lyn, 1948-, Interviewer  |  Clair, Jaye, 1956-, Interviewee

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