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Eileen Fejo interviewed by Glenys Dimond in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1469777
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Fejo, Eileen, 1940-2012, interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research; written permission required for personal copies and public use. 
Description 2001 
1 digital audio tape (ca. 53 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Eileen Fejo is the Assistant Director, Aboriginal Hostels, Katherine, N.T. and an Indigenous separated child. Fejo was 4 years old when she was removed by a patrol officer. She describes living conditions at St. Mary's Anglican Hostel, Alice Springs where she remained until the age of 15. She had occasional contact with members of her family while at St. Mary's but never saw her mother again. Fejo worked for a time in Katherine, before moving to Darwin where she married and raised eight children. She talks about the policy of removal and its effect on her life.

Notes

Recorded on Nov. 22, 2001 in Humpty Doo, N.T.

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Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (5 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 35 leaves) available. 
Subjects Fejo, Eileen, 1940-2012 -- Interviews.  |  St. Mary's Anglican Hostel (N.T.)  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- Northern Territory.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Removal -- Personal narratives.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Education -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs.  |  Aboriginal Australian family reunions -- Northern Territory.  |  Families, Aboriginal Australian -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs.
Other authors/contributors Dimond, Glenys, 1950- interviewer

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