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Robert Francis Allan Isaacs interviewed by John Bannister in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1904825
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Isaacs, Robert (Robert Francis Allan), 1944-, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research and personal copies; written permission required for public use. 
Description 2000 
2 digital audio tapes (116 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Isaacs speaks about his decision to resign from the Liberal Party of Australia because of the Commonwealth Government's refusal to offer an apology to the Stolen Generation. He was removed from his mother as a baby and placed at St. Joseph's Orphanage, Subiaco, W.A., then was moved at the age of 2 to Castledare Junior Orphanage and finally at the age of 5 or 6 to Clontarf Boys' Town where he remained until the age of 17. Isaacs recalls his time at Clontarf and discusses his current role as the Chairman of the Board of Management of Clontarf Boys' Town. He also talks about his work as a social worker and his efforts to locate his family. Isaacs expresses his opinion on the need for counselling and community support services for separated families.

Notes

Recorded on Mar. 2, 2000 in Perth, W.A.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-218256562

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (2 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 51 leaves) 
Subjects Isaacs, Robert (Robert Francis Allan), 1944- -- Interviews.  |  St. Joseph's Orphanage (Subiaco, W.A.)  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Removal -- Personal narratives.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy -- Western Australia.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- Western Australia.  |  Politicians -- Western Australia -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Child welfare -- Personal narratives.
Other authors/contributors Bannister, John (William John Egerton), 1967-, Interviewer

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