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Harry Kitching interviewed by Barbara Erskine in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 332120
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Kitching, Harry, 1918-2014, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1999 
3 digital audio tapes (165 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Please be advised that this interview includes sensitive content. Kitching speaks about his work at Kinchela Boys' Home, N.S.W. in 1947 and at Burnt Bridge Reserve in 1948 and 1949. He later worked in the Northern Territory as a settlement manager at Jay Creek from 1951 to 1953 and as a patrol officer from 1954 to 1960. Kitching then returned to New South Wales to work for the Aborigines Welfare Board as the Area Welfare Officer for Dubbo, NSW from 1961 to 1971. He outlines the process of child removal.

Notes

Recorded on Nov. 25, 1999 at Blackall, Qld.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-218233525

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (2 p.) and transcript (typescript, 77 leaves) 
Subjects Kitching, Harry, 1918-2014 -- Interviews.  |  Kinchela Boys Home (N.S.W.)  |  Teachers' assistants -- New South Wales -- Kempsey -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Removal.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- New South Wales -- Kempsey.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Kempsey -- Child welfare.
Other authors/contributors Erskine, Barbara, 1945-, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 5000/70 (transcript)
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ORAL TRC 5000/70 (summary)
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