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Marita Ah Chee interviewed by Martin Ross in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 2964215
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Ah Chee, Marita, 1939-2011, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2001 
1 digital audio tape (ca. 58 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Ah Chee speaks about her early memories of her family and about being removed with other children to the local Arltunga Mission, N.T. She was then transferred to The Bungalow, Alice Springs before being sent to Garden Point Mission on Melville Island. She recalls the journey to Melville Island, and describes living conditions at the Mission. Ah Chee remained at the Mission for 15 years before moving to Alice Springs, where she reunited with her mother and met her husband. She describes returning to Arltunga in 2000, 53 years after she was removed.

Notes

Recorded on Oct. 11, 2001 in Leanter, N.T.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-218473558

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (2 p.) and corrected transcript (typescript, 27 leaves) 
Subjects Ah Chee, Marita, 1939-2011 -- Interviews.  |  Bungalow (Alice Springs, N.T.)  |  Arltunga Mission (N.T.)  |  Garden Point Mission (N.T.)  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Removal.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- Northern Territory -- Melville Island.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- Northern Territory -- Arltunga.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- Northern Territory -- Arltunga.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- Northern Territory -- Melville Island.  |  Aboriginal Australian family reunions -- Northern Territory.
Other authors/contributors Ross, Martin, 1972-, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 5000/312 (transcript)
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