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Gertrude McMahon interviewed by Ann-Mari Jordens in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 415519
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
McMahon, Trudy (Gertrude), 1920-, Interviewee
 
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Description 2000 
2 digital audio tapes (65 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project

Summary

Trudy McMahon was evacuated from Europe in 1939 and migrated to Sydney. She trained in Sydney as an obstetric and general nurse, and in 1948 became the Acting Matron at Peak Hill Hospital, N.S.W. She discusses the circumstances surrounding the placement of Aboriginal babies with religious organizations.

Notes

Recorded on May 19, 2000 at Strathfield, N.S.W.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-218283094

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (4 p.) and corrected transcript (typescript, 39 leaves) 
Subjects McMahon, Trudy (Gertude), 1920- -- Interviews.  |  New South Wales. Department of Health.  |  Peak Hill and District Hospital (N.S.W.)  |  Nurses -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Child welfare.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- New South Wales -- Treatment.  |  Families, Aboriginal Australian -- New South Wales.  |  Mother and infant -- New South Wales.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Removal.
Other authors/contributors Jordens, Ann-Mari, 1940-, Interviewer

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