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Leilla Wenberg interviewed by Jirra Moore in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1313721
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Wenberg, Leilla, 1944-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access conditions to be determined. 
Description 1999 
1 digital audio tape (ca. 36 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Wenberg speaks about being taken from Bateman's Bay at the age of 6 months to Bomaderry Children's Home, N.S.W. At the age of 12, she was moved to Cootamundra Girls' Home where she was permitted limited contact with her mother. She talks about the emotional impact of the separation on her mother. Wenberg was later sent to Parramatta Girls' Home after she ran away. She also speaks about her husband who was also removed and about the continuing effects of removal.

Notes

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander users are advised that this recording may contain names and voices of deceased persons.

Recorded on Mar. 15, 1999 at Newtown, N.S.W.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Subjects Wenberg, Leilla, 1944- -- Interviews.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- New South Wales.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Removal -- Personal narratives.  |  Child welfare - Child / parent separation - Stolen generations.  |  Child welfare - Children's homes.  |  Cootamundra (SW NSW SI55-11).
Other authors/contributors Moore, Jirra, Interviewer

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