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Mary Terszak interviewed by John Bannister in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1821226
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Terszak, Mary, 1942-, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1999 
3 digital audio tapes (130 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Terszak was placed in Sister Kate's Children's Home, Perth at the age 2 and remained there until the age of 20, except for a brief period in the Home of the Good Shepherds. She speaks about finding out that her birth mother is Aboriginal and meeting her mother and brother. Terszak also describes the living conditions at Sister Kate's and discusses the psychological effects of removing children from their family and of institutionalisation.

Notes

Recorded on Nov. 4, 1999 in Roleystone, W.A.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-218224436

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (2 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 53 leaves) 
Subjects Terszak, Mary, 1942- -- Interviews.  |  Sister Kate's Child & Family Services.  |  Home of the Good Shepherd (Leederville, W.A.)  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Removal -- Personal narratives.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- Western Australia.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Child welfare.  |  Aboriginal Australian family reunions.  |  Families, Aboriginal Australian -- Western Australia.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Education -- Western Australia.
Other authors/contributors Bannister, John (William John Egerton), 1967-, Interviewer

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