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John Alexander interviewed by John Bannister in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 2939454
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Alexander, John, September 1945-, Interviewee
 
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Description 1999 
5 digital audio tapes (263 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

John Alexander was removed from his family as a baby and was in and out of the receiving home sixteen times by the age of four, before he was eventually placed with a white Methodist foster family who raised him. It was not until his daughter started to do the family genealogy in 1995 that he discovered, at the age of 50, that his mother was Indigenous. He describes a family reunion with his siblings in Karratha, W.A., and expresses his views on the policy of removal.

Notes

Recorded on June 8 & 15, 1999 at Forbes, N.S.W.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-218195258

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 164 leaves) 
Subjects Alexander, John, September 1945- -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Treatment.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Removal -- Personal narratives.
Other authors/contributors Bannister, John (William John Egerton), 1967-, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 5000/30 (transcript)
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