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Elwyn Morton interviewed by Karen George in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 2962173
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Morton, Elwyn, 1920-2007, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2001 
3 digital audio tapes (155 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Morton speaks about her childhood in Adelaide and about her decision to do missionary work. She first went to the Christian Brethren Mission at Umeewarra near Port Augusta in 1947. She speaks about the children and staff at the Mission, and describes the routines and living conditions. After six months at Umeewarra, Morton returned to Adelaide to continue training and working as a nurse. She returned to Umeewarra in 1951 and remained there until 1994. She outlines how children were placed at the Mission, and describes the troubled relationship between the Mission and the Welfare Department. Morton now lives in a Christian Brethren retirement home in New South Wales.

Notes

Recorded on Sept. 4, 2001 in Cherrybrook, N.S.W.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-218469058

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (9 p.) and corrected transcript (typescript, 49 leaves) 
Subjects Morton, Elwyn, 1920-2007 -- Interviews.  |  Umeewarra Mission (Port Augusta, S.A.)  |  Christian Brethren -- Missions -- South Australia -- Port Augusta.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- South Australia -- Port Augusta.  |  Missionaries -- South Australia -- Interviews.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- South Australia -- Port Augusta.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- South Australia -- Removal.  |  Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of -- South Australia -- Port Augusta.
Other authors/contributors George, Karen, 1962-, Interviewer

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