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Helen Baldwin and Kenneth Baldwin interviewed by Gordon Dowell in the Bringing Them Home after the Apology oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 5037970
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Baldwin, Helen, 1952-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2010 
1 sound file (ca. 41 min.) 
Series

Bringing Them Home after the Apology oral history project.

Summary

Spouses Helen and Kenneth Gregory Baldwin discuss Helen Baldwin’s coming to terms with her life experiences; her early memories and childhood; she and her siblings being removed from their mother; reasons for this removal; her life in care; church sponsorship; contact that she had with social workers whilst in school and in care; religion; visiting her mother’s home area and relations; employment; her children and grandchildren; university studies; accessing her departmental records; accessing her sibling’s records; her siblings and their current locations; maintaining contact with these siblings; watching the Apology on television; her feelings about the Apology and its effect; compensation; her children’s and grandchildren’s identification with and knowledge of Aboriginal culture and heritage; local Aboriginal organisations; her mother’s story being broadcast publicly; the importance of recognition.

Notes

Recorded on 6 December 2010 in Ferntree Gully, Vic.

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Index/Finding Aid Note Summary not yet available. 
Subjects Baldwin, Helen, 1952- -- Interviews.  |  Baldwin, Kenneth, 1947 -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Victoria -- Removal -- Personal narratives.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- Victoria.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Victoria -- Child welfare -- Personal narratives.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy -- Victoria.
Other authors/contributors Baldwin, Kenneth, 1947-, Interviewer  |  Dowell, Gordon Charles, 1945-, Interviewer

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