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Walter Jack interviewed by David Woodgate in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 2182231
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Jack, Walter, 1924?-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2000 Oct. 26 
1 digital audio tape (ca. 28 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Walter Jack, born c.1924 in Flaggy, north of Cooktown, Qld. Jack speaks about his early childhood on Cooktown Aboriginal Reserve, Qld. At the age of 5, he was removed to the Cape Bedford Lutheran Mission and he never saw his parents again. He describes the living conditions at the Mission, the evacuation to Woorabinda during WWII and his return to Hope Vale after the war. Jack also talks about the missionaries' attitude towards Aboriginal people.

Notes

Recorded on Oct. 26, 2000 in Hope Vale, Qld.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (2 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 16 leaves) 
Subjects Jack, Walter, 1924?- -- Interviews.  |  Woorabinda Aboriginal Settlement (Qld.)  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- Queensland -- Cape Bedford.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- Queensland -- Woorabinda.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- Queensland -- Cape Bedford.  |  Cape Bedford Mission (Qld.)  |  Hope Vale (Qld.)
Other authors/contributors Woodgate, David, 1941-, Interviewer

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