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Amy Atkins interviewed by Helen Belle Curzon-Siggers in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 331493
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Atkins, Amy, 1952-, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use of transcript only. 
Description 1999 
2 digital audio tapes (110 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Atkins, an Indigenous separated child and case worker for Link-Up Qld, was removed from her family and sent to Palm Island, Qld. at the age of 13. She describes the living conditions on Palm Island. After 12 months, she was sent to St Gabriel's Anglican School, Charters Tower. Atkins speaks about her four years at boarding school and her early working life. She also talks about her husband and children and about the lives of her siblings.

Notes

Recorded on Dec. 13, 1999 in South Brisbane, Qld.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-218242696

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (5 p.) and corrected transcript (typescript, 54 leaves) 
Subjects Atkins, Amy, 1952- -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Queensland -- Social conditions.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Queensland -- Public welfare.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- Queensland -- Palm Island.  |  Women, Aboriginal Australian -- Interviews.  |  Palm Island Aboriginal Reserve (Qld.)
Other authors/contributors Curzon-Siggers, Helen, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 5000/78
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ORAL TRC 5000/78 (transcript)
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ORAL TRC 5000/78 (summary)
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