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Tjunmutja Myra Watson interviewed by Sue Anderson in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 415440
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Watson, Tjunmutja (Myra), 1927-2009, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2000 Jun. 7 
3 digital audio tapes (ca. 65 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Watson is a Pitjantjatjara/Antikirinja woman from the Coffin Hill Region of South Australia. She speaks about her early childhood with her parents and about Daisy Bates who would look after the children while their parents were out hunting. Watson was placed in the United Aborigines' Mission Home in Ooldea at around the age of 8, and later was transferred to the dormitories. She describes school life and the living conditions in the dormitories. After her marriage at the age of 18, she and her husband were sent to Gerard in the Riverland to help clear land for the new mission. They later moved to Yalata and then Indulkana where she was elected to the Community Council. Watson also founded the Women's Council, of which she was Chairperson for about 6 years, and organised a fence around the women's site at Uluru.

Notes

Recorded on June 7, 2000 at Coober Pedy, S. Aust.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-218286386

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (6 p.) and corrected transcript (typescript, 24 leaves) 
Subjects Watson, Tjunmutja (Myra), 1927-2009 -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- South Australia -- Removal -- Personal narratives.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- South Australia -- Child welfare -- Personal narratives.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy -- Australia.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- South Australia -- Treatment.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy -- South Australia.
Other authors/contributors Anderson, Sue (Sue Ellen), 1952-, Interviewer

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