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June Barker interviewed by Rob Willis in the Bringing Them Home after the Apology oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 4939761
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Barker, June, 1935-2012, Interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2010 
1 sound file (ca. 57 min.) 
Series

Bringing Them Home after the Apology oral history project.

Technical Details

Mode of access: Online. 

Summary

June Barker remembers the system of apprenticeship for Koori children and them being taken to various properties; being sent by her parents to Katoomba to escape the apprenticeship system. June is an Elder of the Indigenous community in western N.S.W.

Biography/History

June Barker was born in Victoria in 1935. Her father, an Indigenous evangelist, moved the family to the Brewarrina Aboriginal Mission. June's grandfather, Bill Ferguson was an activist for Indigenous rights in the 1930s.

Notes

Recorded by John Harpley.

Recorded on 17 June 2010 in Lightning Ridge, N.S.W.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (3 p.) 
Subjects Barker, June, 1935-2012 -- Interviews.  |  Brewarrina Mission (N.S.W.) -- History.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- New South Wales -- Brewarrina.  |  Apprenticeship programs -- New South Wales -- Brewarrina.
Other authors/contributors Willis, Rob, 1944-, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 6180/13
Copy: Recording
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ORAL TRC 6180/13 (summary)
Copy: Summary
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