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Lance Riley interviewed by Lyn McLeavy in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 2280046
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Riley, Lance, 1941-2002, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research; written permission required for personal copies and public use. 
Description 2000 
4 digital audio tapes (195 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Lance Riley, an elder of the Mona Mona Aboriginal Reserve and Indigenous separated child (b. 1942 Mona Mona Aboriginal Reserve, Qld). Riley was removed to the dormitories at Mona Mona Seventh Day Adventist Mission, Qld. at the age of 5. He describes the living conditions in the dormitories where he lived until he was sent out to work at the age of 14. Riley was later sent to Palm Island after leaving the cattle station where he worked without permission. He outlines the conditions on Palm Island. He eventually returned to live at Mona Mona until it was closed in 1962. Riley also expresses his views on the policy of removal.

Notes

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

Recorded on Sept. 28, 2000 at Kuranda, Qld.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (6 p.) 
Subjects Riley, Lance, 1941-2002 -- Interviews.  |  Mona Mona Mission (Qld.)  |  Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of -- Queensland -- Kuranda Region.  |  Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of -- Queensland -- Palm Island.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Removal.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- Queensland -- Kuranda Region.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- Queensland -- Palm Island.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Queensland -- Land tenure.  |  Palm Island Aboriginal Reserve (Qld.)
Other authors/contributors McLeavy, Lyn, 1948-, Interviewer

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