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Gwynda Matthews and Frank Matthews interviewed by Helen Belle Curzon-Siggers in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 298227
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Matthews, Gwynda, 1926-, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1999 
2 digital audio tapes (120 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Matthews speaks about being the informal foster parent of three Aboriginal siblings from 1963. She outlines how she met the family and describes the family conference to obtain formal permission for the flexible fostering arrangement, and the continuing contact the children maintained with their birth family. Matthews also talks about the childhood and adult life of each of her foster children.

Notes

Recorded on Aug. 7, 1999 at Parkdale, Vic.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-218199283

Index/Finding Aid Note Summary (11 p.) and corrected transcript (typescript, 54 leaves) 
Subjects Matthews, Gwynda, 1926- -- Interviews.  |  Foster parents -- Victoria -- Interviews.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Care -- Victoria.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Victoria -- Treatment.
Other authors/contributors Curzon-Siggers, Helen, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 5000/34
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ORAL TRC 5000/34 (transcript)
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ORAL TRC 5000/34 (summary)
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