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Margaret Robinson interviewed by Marnie Richardson in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 2982058
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Robinson, Margaret, 1924-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research; written permission required for personal copies and public use of transcript only. 
Description 2001 
2 digital audio tapes (125 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Robinson speaks of her childhood in Broome; the bombing of Broome during World War II and having to be evacuated several times; her removal during one of these evacuations when officers from the Dept. of Native Welfare separated her and she was flown to Perth to be placed in Sister Kate's Children's Home; she was then sent out from the Home as a domestic to work at a floristry farm in Kalamunda; while there she wrote to her father in Broome who organised to have her returned home; her view that removal has made the land claims in the Broome region confusing and contributed to poor relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous residents in that region.

Notes

Recorded on June 13, 2001 in Broome, W.A.

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Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (5 p.) and corrected transcript (typescript, 75 leaves) 
Subjects Robinson, Margaret, 1924- -- Interviews.  |  Sister Kate's Child & Family Services.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Removal -- Personal narratives.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- Western Australia -- Perth.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Western Australia.  |  Race relations -- Western Australia -- Broome.
Other authors/contributors Richardson, Marnie, 1975-, Interviewer

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