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Janet Camilleri interviewed by Val Donovan in the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 5383898
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Camilleri, Janet, 1967-, Interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2011 
1 sound file (ca. 57 min.) 
Series

Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project.

Technical Details

Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web. 

Summary

Janet Camilleri, born in Brisbane, discusses early memories of family life in Zillmere; her siblings; her parents' separation when she was 10 years old; her mother's health; abuse; reporting regulations within schools; being taken to Sandgate Children's Home by her grandfather; her preconceptions of Sandgate; Sandgate's history; her first impressions of the building; dormitories; uniforms and clothing; the daily routine; staff; food; play; her role as the oldest child at Sandgate (12 years old); attending Sandgate State School; feeling stigmatised because she was a 'Home kid'; returning to live with her mother; leaving her mother's home again; friends assisting her with accommodation; her siblings being separated; her relationship with her father; engagement and marriage; jobs; her husband and children; coping mechanisms and healing; religion; reading and publishing; the relationship between past experiences and community work; her awareness of and reaction to the Apology; her philosophy on life.

Notes

Recorded on 1 July 2011, at Capalaba, Brisbane, Qld.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (3 p.) and corrected transcript available (typescript, 50 leaves) 
Subjects Camilleri, Janet, 1967- -- Interviews.  |  Sandgate Children's Home (Sandgate, Qld.) -- History.  |  Women clerks -- Queensland -- Brisbane -- Interviews.  |  Children -- Institutional care -- Queensland -- History -- 20th century.  |  Children -- Institutional care -- Queensland -- Psychological aspects.
Occupation Clerks.
Other authors/contributors Donovan, Valerie, 1934-, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 6200/68
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ORAL TRC 6200/68 (transcript)
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ORAL TRC 6200/68 (summary)
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