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Alice Marbach interviewed by Deborah Somersall in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 427775
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Marbach, Alice, 1926-, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2000 
2 digital audio tapes (80 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Alice Marbach, born 1926, Switzerland. Marbach speaks about moving to Australia from Switzerland, her studies at the Assembly of God Church at Woombye, Qld. and her time as dormitory matron at Daintree River Mission from 1957 to 1962. She talks about the administration of the Mission, her fostering of twin boys who had been removed from their parents, and her decision to open a foster home in Townsville. Marbach also discusses her experiences as a foster mother over 22 years and the current situation of some of her foster children.

Notes

Recorded on Feb. 26, 2000 at Gladstone, Qld.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-218259153

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (2 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 44 leaves) 
Subjects Marbach, Alice, 1926- -- Interviews.  |  Daintree Mission.  |  Housemothers -- Queensland -- Daintree River -- Interviews.  |  Foster mothers -- Queensland -- Interviews.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- Queensland.  |  Missions -- Queensland -- Daintree River.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Queensland -- Child welfare -- Personal narratives.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Queensland -- Removal.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy -- Queensland.
Occupation Cottage parents.
Other authors/contributors Somersall, Deborah, 1966-, Interviewer

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