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Pamela Joy Croft interviewed by Deborah Anne Somersall in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1902500
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Croft, Pamela, 1955-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research; written permission required for personal copies and public use of transcript only. 
Description 2000 
6 digital audio tapes (323 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Croft, and artist and Indigenous separated child, speaks about her early childhood with her mother in Brisbane and Sydney. At the age of 6 she was adopted by a white, fundamentalist Christian couple in their 50s and only permitted to see her mother once a year. She talks about her adoptive parents and her childhood with them. Croft also discusses the effect of childhood abuse on her adult life.

Notes

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

Recorded on Feb. 24-25, 2000 in Keppel Sands, Rockhampton, Qld.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (7 p.) and corrected transcript (typescript, 94 leaves) 
Subjects Croft, Pamela, 1955- -- Interviews.  |  Child welfare - Adoption and fostering.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Care -- Queensland.  |  Artists -- Queensland -- Interviews.  |  Adoptive parents -- Queensland -- Attitudes.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Education -- Queensland.
Other authors/contributors Somersall, Deborah, 1966-, Interviewer

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