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Ruth Hegarty interviewed by Helen Belle Curzon-Siggers in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1853540
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Hegarty, Ruth, 1929-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use of transcript only. 
Description 1999 
2 digital audio tapes (110 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Hegarty was 4 months old when she was taken to Cherbourg Anglican Mission, Qld. with her mother and maternal grandparents. She speaks about being removed to the dormitories at the age of 4 while her mother was sent to work as a domestic on pastoral properties. Hegarty describes the living conditions in the dormitories and working as a domestic from the age of 14. She also talks about her husband, her children and grandchildren, and about her community work.

Notes

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

Recorded on Dec. 14, 1999 in Fitzgibbon, Qld.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (5 p.) and corrected transcript (typescript, 54 leaves) 
Subjects Hegarty, Ruth, 1929- -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Queensland -- Social conditions.  |  Women, Aboriginal Australian -- Interviews.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- Queensland.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Queensland -- Public welfare.  |  Cherbourg Aboriginal Mission (Qld.) -- History.
Occupation Volunteers.
Other authors/contributors Curzon-Siggers, Helen, Interviewer

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