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Ruth Wallace Hennings interviewed by Lloyd Hollingsworth in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1902525
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Hennings, Ruth Wallace, 1933-, Interviewee
 
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Description 1999 
2 digital audio tapes (115 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Ruth Wallace-Hennings, born 1933, Mornington Island, Qld. Wallace-Hennings speaks about her parents who were both separated from their families as children, and about her own removal to the dormitory at Mapoon Mission, Qld. at the age of 6. She describes conditions in the dormitory where she remained for one year. Wallace-Hennings attended school until the age of 13, and later moved to Thursday Island where she married. She also talks about the forcible removal of people from the Mapoon Reserve to facilitate mining and the role of the Presbyterian Church in these events.

Notes

Recorded on Dec. 2, 1999 in Cairns, Qld.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-218262280

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (11 p.) and corrected transcript (typescript, 65 leaves). 
Subjects Hennings, Ruth Wallace, 1933- -- Interviews.  |  Mapoon Aboriginal Mission.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- Queensland -- Mapoon.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Queensland -- Removal.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- Queensland.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Education -- Queensland.
Other authors/contributors Hollingsworth, Lloyd, 1951-, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 5000/98 (transcript)
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