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Valda Hogan interviewed by Suellen Murray in the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 4775325
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Hogan, Valda, 1947-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2010 
4 sound files (ca. 188 min.) 
Series

Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project.

Summary

Valda Hogan talks about her childhood, poverty and family background; Broadmeadows Babies' Home; Good Shepherd Convent, Abbotsford; Marillac House; her brother, George Newman; Care Leavers' Australia Network (CLAN); Broken Rites; talk-back radio, 3AW; counselling support; Sister Rosemary Duck; Steven Bracks' apology to Victorian wards of the state; Kevin Rudd's apology to Forgotten Australians; seeking assistance with compensation; her personal records; a reunion at the closure of Good Shepherd Convent; the Infirmary, dental health, medical treatments, valium; Wayne Chamley; physical and sexual abuse; Mont Park psychiatric hospital; Fairlea Women's Prison; her mother's visits to her in the Home, nuns comments; advocacy work; experiences of stigmatisation; learning to read and write; inaccuracies in her records.

Hogan discusses her first marriage and divorce; domestic violence; her four children; her remarriage; the Catholic Church's response to the abuse of children; her limited employment opportunities and employment history; how her brother and other boys were treated in care; her letter writing campaign; her husband's support for her advocacy work; unpaid work when she was a child; meals; clothing, hessian bags; friendships; protesting on the steps of Parliament House; Lobbying Premier John Brumby; hospital records and medical treatments; the day of the apology at Parliament House, flying to Canberra, the respect shown; her contributions to talk-back radio; keeping her promise to her mother and brother.

Biography/History

Valda Hogan, born in Melbourne was taken into care at three years of age from the Fitzroy Children's Court on 1 February 1950 as a 'neglected child'.

Notes

Recorded on 9 February 2010 at Melbourne, Vic.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (8 p.) 
Subjects Hogan, Valda, 1947- -- Interviews.  |  Convent of the Good Shepherd (Abottsford, Vic.)  |  Marillac House (Vic.)  |  Care Leavers of Australia Network.  |  Broken Rites (Aust.)  |  Children -- Institutional care -- Victoria.
Other authors/contributors Murray, Suellen, Interviewer

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