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Bruce F. Evans and Patricia Evans interviewed by Karen George in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 2171730
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Evans, Bruce F., 1925-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use of transcript only. 
Description 2000 Oct. 13 
3 digital audio tapes (150 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project

Summary

Bruce Evans, born 1925, Cleve, S. Aust. Bruce speaks about his family background and his decision to join the South Australia Police. He was posted to Darwin in 1945, to Alice Springs in 1946, and back to South Australia in 1947. In 1955, he was appointed as Protector of Aborigines at Oodnadatta, S. Aust. He outlines his duties. Bruce and Pat discuss the United Aborigines Mission Home in Oodnadatta and the removal of the children to Colebrook Home in 1958. Bruce was transferred to Edinburgh in 1960, returning to Oodnadatta in 1963. Bruce and Pat describe life in Oodnadatta, including race relations. Bruce left the police force in 1966.

Notes

Recorded on Oct. 13, 2000 in Plympton, S. Aust.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (14 p.) and corrected transcript (typescript, 72 leaves) 
Subjects Evans, Bruce F., 1925- -- Interviews.  |  Evans, Patricia -- Interviews.  |  United Aborigines Mission (Oodnadatta, S.A.)  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy -- South Australia.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- South Australia -- Removal.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- South Australia -- Child welfare.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- South Australia -- Treatment.  |  Police -- South Australia -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- South Australia -- Oodnadatta.
Other authors/contributors George, Karen, 1962-, Interviewer  |  Evans, Patricia, Interviewee

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