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Marjorie Woodrow interviewed by Colleen Hattersley in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 296804
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Woodrow, Marjorie, 1923-, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research and personal copies; written permission required for public use. 
Description 1999 Sept. 29 
2 digital audio tapes (ca. 116 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Marjorie Woodrow speaks about being removed from her family and being separated from her siblings; her experiences at Cootamundra Girls' Home; Girls Industrial School in Parramatta; her file; going to work on a cattle and sheep property; her marriage and divorce; her children and grandchildren; becoming a chef; reconnecting with her family; Murrin Bridge; her mother and siblings; her involvement with Link-Up; the significance of records for people looking for their families; becoming a recognised elder; contributing her story to a book; the lasting impact of separation on family and later life; her efforts to make sure her children and grandchildren are proud of their Aboriginal descent; spiritualism and culture; communication networks connecting lost family members; the celebration of the return to family; the need for recognition of Aboriginal people in Australian history; the importance of recording people's stories.

Notes

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander users are advised that this recording may contain names and voices of deceased persons.

Recorded on Sept. 29, 1999 in Eight Miles Plain, Qld.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-218208552

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary ; addendum (1 leaf) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 72 leaves) available. 
Subjects Woodrow, Marjorie, 1923- -- Interviews.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- New South Wales.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Removal.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Child welfare.  |  Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of -- New South Wales.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy -- New South Wales.  |  Child welfare - Child / parent separation - Stolen generations.  |  Child welfare - Children's homes.  |  Cootamundra (SW NSW SI55-11).
Other authors/contributors Hattersley, Colleen, 1944-, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 5000/43 (transcript)
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ORAL TRC 5000/43 (summary)
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