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Ruth Hegarty interviewed by Lyn McLeavy in the Bringing Them Home after the Apology oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 5040152
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Hegarty, Ruth, 1929-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2010 
2 sound files (ca. 137 min.) 
Series

Bringing Them Home after the Apology oral history project.

Summary

Ruth Hegarty reflects on her first interview and then speaks about her books Bittersweet Journey and Is that You Ruthie?; the book on Cherbourg dormitory boys; her dreams as a young woman; the dreams of her late husband as a young man; family history and research; her work with Banambi Baramba Camp; Stolen Wages and the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Board; the Queensland Government Redress Scheme; the Cherbourg Dormitory Boys' Counselling Reunion; the Cherbourg Dormitory Girls' Reunion; Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's apology to the Stolen Generations; the Intervention (Northern Territory National Emergency Response); the need for a Treaty; a Referendum on Constitutional Recognition of the Indigenous Peoples of Australia as First Peoples of the Nation; multiculturalism; her family, family identity and Aboriginality; storytelling; Queensland Great 2010; her 80th birthday; the Camp calendar; her hopes and plans for the future.

Notes

Recorded on 17 December 2010 in Brisbane, Qld.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (3 p.) 
Subjects Hegarty, Ruth, 1929- -- Interviews.  |  Apology to the Stolen Generations of Australia (2008 : Canberra)  |  Women, Aboriginal Australian -- Interviews.  |  Women authors, Australian -- Interviews.  |  Apologies -- Australia.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- Queensland.  |  Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of.
Occupation Authors.
Other authors/contributors McLeavy, Lyn, 1948-, Interviewer

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