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Keith McEwan interviewed by Gordon Dowell in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 2037477
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
McEwan, Keith, 1926-, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2000 May 19 
2 digital audio tapes (ca. 120 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Keith McEwan, born 1926, Carlton, Vic. McEwan speaks about his family background and his political concerns and activities. In 1961, he and his wife adopted a 10 month old Aboriginal boy. McEwan outlines the adoption process and discusses the identity problems suffered by his son. He also talks about his son's reunion with his birth family at the age of 18.

Notes

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

Recorded on May 19, 2000 at Newstead, Vic.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-218296151

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (5 p.) and corrected transcript (typescript, 34 leaves). 
Subjects McEwan, Keith, 1926- -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Victoria -- Child welfare.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Care -- Victoria.  |  Adoptive parents -- Victoria.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Victoria -- Families.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Victoria -- Adoption.  |  Political activists -- Victoria -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy -- Victoria.
Other authors/contributors Dowell, Gordon Charles, 1945-, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 5000/137 (transcript)
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