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Lynette Honeychurch interviewed by Gordon Dowell in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 2552561
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Honeychurch, Lynette, 1958-, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use of edited audio and transcript. 
Description 2001 
2 digital audio tapes (77 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Honeychurch is one of seven children, who were all removed from their Aboriginal mother and later adopted. She was removed as a baby to an orphanage and adopted at the age of 1 with her sister Iris by a non-Indigenous family with three natural children and two younger adopted Aboriginal boys. She speaks about her and Iris' life as children. Lyn has reunited with all her siblings and with her white birth father before his death.

Notes

Recorded on June 18, 2001 in Bendigo, Vic.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-218443413

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (7 p.) + 1 p. of additional background information and transcript (typescript, 33 leaves) 
Subjects Honeychurch, Lynette, 1958- -- Interviews.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- Victoria.  |  Aboriginal Australian family reunions.  |  Aboriginal Australian adopted children -- Victoria -- Family relationships.  |  Aboriginal Australian adopted children -- Victoria -- Ethnic identity.  |  Aboriginal Australian adopted children -- Victoria.  |  Aboriginal Australian adopted children -- Care -- Victoria.  |  Racism -- Victoria.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Victoria -- Removal.
Other authors/contributors Dowell, Gordon Charles, 1945-, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 5000/283 (transcript)
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