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Cassian Double interviewed by Barbara Erskine in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 332044
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Double, Cassian, Father, 1925-2009, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1999 
2 digital audio tapes (95 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Father Cassian Double, a Franciscan priest, speaks about his move to Australia from New Zealand in 1944 and his first contact with Indigenous Australians on being posted to Palm Island, Qld. in 1962. He remained on Palm Island until 1967 when he moved to Townsville before returning to Palm Island from 1969 until 1973. He describes the living conditions on Palm Island and discusses the issue of child removal.

Notes

Recorded on 24 Nov. 1999 at Brisbane, Qld.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-218235006

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (2 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 61 leaves) 
Subjects Double, Cassian, Father, 1925-2009 -- Interviews.  |  Catholic Church -- Clergy -- Interviews.  |  Priests -- Queensland -- Great Palm Island -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Queensland -- Removal.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- Queensland -- Great Palm Island.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Queensland -- Great Palm Island -- Child welfare.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Queensland -- Great Palm Island -- Alcohol use.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Queensland -- Government relations.  |  Great Palm Island (Qld.) -- Social conditions.  |  Fantome Island (Qld.) -- Social conditions.
Other authors/contributors Erskine, Barbara, 1945-, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 5000/71
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ORAL TRC 5000/71 (transcript)
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ORAL TRC 5000/71 (summary)
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