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Eliza Johns interviewed by Marnie Richardson in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 182963
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Johns, Eliza, -2003, Interviewee
 
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Description 2001 
1 digital audio tape (45 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Eliza Johns an Indigenous separated child speaks about hunting for bush food and living in a rush house or a tent during her early childhood. Her mother was Aboriginal and her father was a 'part-Aboriginal' charcoal burner. She details the living conditions at the Carrolup Mission, W.A. to which she was removed at around the age of 10 with her sister. At age 14, she was transferred to Bennet St. Girls' Home in East Perth without her sister and was then sent to do domestic work on farms. She married at around the age of 16 in Katanning and subsequently had 12 children. She has been unable to discover why she was removed.

Notes

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

Recorded on Jan. 25, 2001 at Armadale, W.A.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (1 p.) 
Subjects Johns, Eliza, -2003 -- Interviews.  |  Carrolup Native Settlement (W.A.)  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Removal.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- Western Australia -- Katanning.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- Western Australia -- Katanning.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Katanning -- Treatment.
Other authors/contributors Richardson, Marnie, 1975-, Interviewer

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