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Maria Tomlin interviewed by Martin Ross in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1483030
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Tomlin, Maria, 1934-, Interviewee
 
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Description 2001 
2 digital audio tapes (100 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Tomlin speaks about her early memories of Mount Doreen, N.T. and about her removal from her family at the age of 7 to The Bungalow in Alice Springs, then to Melbourne and Adelaide. Later she was transferred to Garden Point Mission on Melville Island where she was reunited with one of her brothers. Tomlin speaks the living conditions at Garden Point, her relationship with Sister Annunciata, her reunion with her mother, grandmother and aunt in Alice Springs, her work at Darwin Hospital where she witnessed the removal of children, and the reunion of children at Garden Point Mission.

Notes

Recorded on Nov. 21, 2001 in Darwin, N.T.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-218486118

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (3 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 35 leaves) 
Subjects Tomlin, Maria, 1934- -- Interviews.  |  Garden Point Association.  |  Garden Point Mission (N.T.)  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Removal -- Personal narratives.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- Northern Territory -- Melville Island.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- Northern Territory -- Melville Island.  |  Aboriginal Australian family reunions.
Other authors/contributors Ross, Martin, 1972-, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 5000/328 (transcript)
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