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George Watson interviewed by Phillip Connors in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1852847
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Watson, George, 1962- interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2000 Jan. 12 
1 digital audio tape (approximately 58 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Watson speaks about his memories of his birth parents. He and his siblings were sent to Palm Island, Qld. after the death of their mother. He was fostered to a family at Palm Valley while his siblings were sent to the dormitories. His birth father later remarried and regained custody of his children. However, Watson's foster family would not release him. He talks about the effect of family separation on his life and the links between family separation, substance abuse and suicide.

Notes

Recorded on Jan. 12, 2000 in Palm Island, Qld.

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Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and uncorrected transcript available. 
Subjects Watson, George, 1962- -- Interviews.  |  Foster home care -- Queensland.  |  Construction workers -- Queensland -- Interviews.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- Queensland -- Palm Island.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Queensland -- Removal -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Queensland -- Child welfare -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy -- Queensland.  |  Palm Island Aboriginal Reserve (Qld.)
Other authors/contributors Connors, Phillip, 1952- interviewer

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