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Tony Holmes interviewed by Hamish Sewell in the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 5037286
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Holmes, Anthony, 1945-, Interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2010 
2 sound files (ca. 119 min.) 
Series

Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project.

Technical Details

Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web. 

Summary

Tony Holmes, born 1945 in England, talks about his family background; his mother's health; living with relatives; his relationship with his brother; post-war England; the trip to Australia, his memory of arrival; the journey to Fairbridge Farm; first impressions of the countryside, heat, clothing worn; the roles of boys and girls, their chores; discipline; the ages of children; dormitories; boys rabbiting, learning to swim, running; developing survival strategies; network of friendships; abuse; the cottage mothers; mother’s letters; meals; entertainment; developing resilience; schooling; new kids arriving; social networks; his mothers arrival in Australia and her fight for the return of her boys; moving to Perth; life with his mother, rebuilding of family; studying accountancy; joining the Army, his overseas service; university studies, Masters of Public Administration; his current studies for his PhD; Child Migrant Trust funding reunions in the UK; his Fairbridge records; Rotary; the Apology (Australia) and his invitation to UK apology.

Notes

Recorded on 21 December 2010 in Montville, Qld.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (5 p.) and corrected transcript available (typescript, 69 leaves) 
Subjects Holmes, Anthony, 1945- -- Interviews.  |  Consultants -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Fairbridge Farm School (Pinjarra, W.A.) -- History.  |  Children -- Institutional care -- Western Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Occupation Consultants.
Other authors/contributors Sewell, Hamish, 1964-, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 6200/35
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ORAL TRC 6200/35 (transcript)
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ORAL TRC 6200/35 (summary)
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