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Ray Willis interviewed by Lyn McLeavy in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 2241829
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Willis, Raymond, 1925-, Interviewee
 
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Description 2000 Jun. 12 
2 digital audio tapes (ca. 67 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Ray Willis, born 1925, Melbourne(?) Vic. Willis was a baby when he was placed in the East Melbourne Foundling Home, Vic. He describes the harsh living conditions at St. John's Home for Boys at Canterbury where he grew up. He also discusses his early working life and work as House Master at St John's Home for Boys. Around 1960 Willis was appointed as Executive Officer at Glenara Children's Home -then known as Northern Tasmanian Boys Home, in Launceston, Tas. He talks about the Aboriginal children from Cape Barren Island who stayed at Glenara during the school term.

Notes

Recorded on June 12, 2000 in Bishopsbourne, Tas.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-218359750

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (3 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 26 leaves) 
Subjects Willis, Raymond, 1925- -- Interviews.  |  Glenara Children's Home (Launceston, Tas.)  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Tasmania -- Cape Barren Island -- Removal.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- Tasmania -- Launceston.
Other authors/contributors McLeavy, Lyn, 1948-, Interviewer

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