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Ken Stagg interviewed by Colleen Hattersley in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 463496
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Stagg, Ken (Kenneth Thomas), 1959-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2000 May 17 
1 digital audio tape (ca. 59 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Kenneth Thomas Stagg, an Indigenous separated child and radio program presenter for Wangki Radio (Fitzroy Crossing, W.A.) was born 1959 Darwin, N.T. Stagg speaks about his grandmother and grandfather who were both removed as children to the Beagle Bay Catholic Mission, W.A. in the early 1900s, and about his own removal to Retta Dixon Aborigines Inland Mission Home in Darwin at the age of 2. He describes living conditions at the Home. Following the death of his mother, Stagg was released into the care of his uncle until he was evacuated to Adelaide after Cyclone Tracy in 1974. He also discusses his working life and his efforts to trace his family and arrange a family reunion.

Notes

Recorded on May 17, 2000 in Fitzroy Crossing, W.A.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Documentation includes 4 maps.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (3 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 19 leaves). 
Subjects Stagg, Ken (Kenneth Thomas), 1959- -- Interviews.  |  Retta Dixon Children's Home.  |  Radio Wangki (Fitzroy Crossing, W.A.)  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy -- Western Australia.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Child welfare -- Personal narratives.  |  Radio broadcasters -- Western Australia -- Fitzroy Crossing -- Interviews.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- Northern Territory.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Removal.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Ethnic identity.
Other authors/contributors Hattersley, Colleen, 1944-, Interviewer

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