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Elaine De Jong interviewed by Rob Willis in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1751786
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
De Jong, Elaine, 1938-, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research and personal copies. Written permission required for public use. 
Description 1999 
2 digital audio tapes (83 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

De Jong speaks about her childhood in Wagga Wagga, N.S.W. and her marriage in 1962. She and her husband adopted three children and had five children of their own. One of the children they adopted was an Aboriginal boy, and De Jong describes the adoption process. She also talks about the family background of her adopted son, the prejudice he encountered as teenager and adult, his reunion with his family, and his current situation.

Notes

Recorded on Oct. 25, 1999 in Wagga Wagga, N.S.W.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-218213764

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary available (3 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 36 leaves) 
Subjects De Jong, Elaine, 1940- -- Interviews.  |  De Jong, Les.  |  Adopted children -- New South Wales -- Family relationships.  |  Adopted children -- New South Wales -- Ethnic identity.  |  Adopted children -- Care -- New South Wales.  |  Adoptive parents -- New South Wales -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Removal.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Treatment.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Child welfare -- Personal narratives.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy -- New South Wales.
Other authors/contributors Willis, Rob, 1944-, Interviewer

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