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Pamela Croft interviewed by Lyn McLeavy in the Bringing Them Home after the Apology oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 4978821
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Croft, Pamela, 1955-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access to be determined. 
Description 2010 
3 sound files. 
Series

Bringing Them Home after the Apology oral history project.

Summary

Pamela Croft reflects on her first interview. She then talks about her father being a musician; her early connections to Aboriginal people at Woolloongabba; her PhD in Visual Arts (2003); her second marriage, her sons, grandchildren and their achievements; American family connections; personal health issues; her creativity and self expression; her recent relationship with her mother; her growing up experiences; her adoptive father being an artist; early art experiences; the importance of place and ancestors; her feelings about the Apology and the continuing struggle to heal; Mary Ngarrawungi, Uralarai ancestor; spiritual connectedness; Uralarai ancestry; reactions to the Apology; Australian politics and the media; the preamble to the Constitution and change; the trauma in Aboriginal communities; her work in Aboriginal education; the Apology and others' experiences; her sons' responses to her story; her personal life today and as an artist; her hopes for Aboriginal people; her hopes for her family and self; what steps need to be taken now; final comments.

Notes

Previous recording held at ORAL TRC 5000/99.

Recorded on 2 September 2010 in Keppel Sands, Qld.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (3 p.) 
Subjects Croft, Pamela, 1955- -- Interviews.  |  Apology to the Stolen Generations of Australia (2008 : Canberra)  |  Artists, Aboriginal Australian -- Interviews.
Occupation Artists.
Other authors/contributors McLeavy, Lyn, 1948-, Interviewer

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