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Doris Pilkington interviewed by John Bannister in the Bringing Them Home after the Apology oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 5115449
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Pilkington, Doris, 1937-2014, Interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2011 
1 sound file (ca. 78 min.) 
Series

Bringing Them Home after the Apology oral history project.

Technical Details

Mode of access: Online. 

Summary

Doris Pilkington (Nugi Garimara) speaks about her memories of the film 'Follow the rabbit-proof fence'; her excitement that the story was going to be a film; Phillip Noyce and his concern with correct protocol; seeing her mother's powerful story portrayed on film; the portrayal of the stolen generation in the film and the way that the world responded; a United Nations meeting in Johannesburg, the powerful stories of generations of people being taken away from their mothers; the African Americans, stories of survival, celebrating 140 years; receiving mail from people all over the world; her memories of the Bringing them home (BTH) project; the intergenerational affects of separation; Kevin Rudd's apology, listening to it at Exmouth, W.A., the jubilant atmosphere; the local people saying sorry; her invitation to come to Canberra; the Howard government excuses and discussions; Kevin Rudd, the parliamentary system and the Apology, "Today we honour the Indigenous peoples of this land..."; the healing process, redress, recompense and retribution; working and walking together, the children and grand children taking up the challenge; her book, Under the Wintamarra Tree (2002); Julia Gillard and other politicians; writing to address the issues, her next story; her personal experience and feelings today; meeting Nelson Mandela.

Notes

Recorded on 21 January 2011 in Perth, W.A.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (4 p.) 
Subjects Pilkington, Doris, 1937-2014 -- Interviews.  |  Follow the rabbit proof fence (Motion picture : 2002)  |  Apology to the Stolen Generations of Australia (2008 : Canberra)  |  Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of -- History.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Government policy.  |  Stolen generations (Australia).  |  Authors, Australian -- Interviews.
Occupation Authors.
Other authors/contributors Bannister, John (William John Egerton), 1967-, Interviewer  |  Pilkington, Doris, 1937-2014. Under the Wintamarra tree

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