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Bessie Ejai interviewed by Claire Bowern in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 2965604
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Ejai, Bessie, 1930-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research; written permission required for personal copies and public use. 
Description 2001 Nov. 6 
1 digital audio tape (ca. 50 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Ejai, a school language worker, was born at Derby, W.A., but the family soon moved to the Sunday Island Mission so she and her older siblings could be educated. She describes living conditions at the Mission, and talks about the removal of children from the Mission. She expresses her views on the effect of separation on the families of these children. Her own family is still searching for a family member who was taken.

Notes

Recorded on Nov. 6, 2001 at One Arm Point Community, W.A.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (3 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 19 leaves) 
Subjects Ejai, Bessie, 1930- -- Interviews.  |  Sunday Island Mission (W.A.)  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Removal.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- Western Australia.
Other authors/contributors Bowern, Claire, 1977-, Interviewer

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