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Barbara Henderson interviewed by Virginia Macleod in the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 5717501
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Henderson, Barbara, 1940-, Interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2011 
1 sound file (ca. 65 min.) 
Series

Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project.

Technical Details

Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web. 

Summary

Barbara Henderson, born in 1940, discusses her family background; being evacuated from London because of bombing during WW2; living at The Vale from 1942; her two brothers being evacuated to Weymouth; early memories playing with friends; schooling; leaving school and becoming a hairdresser at age 15; marriage (1962) and having a child; remarrying (1976) and living in Trinidad; returning to The Vale to live with her extended family; memories of the family's house and its layout; fond memories of her mother and aunt at this time; memories of her cousin, Peter Bidwell; memories of her cousin being placed in care; learning later that her cousin had been sent to Australia; the family corresponding with her cousin; the family meeting her cousin; feelings of guilt in the family; her good relationship with her cousin; her cousin's childhood in Australia; her cousin's feelings about his childhood experiences; her cousin's marriage, return to Australia, and then return to England; the Australian and British Apologies; her opinions in regard to child migration; religion; her feelings about being reunited with her cousin.

Notes

Recorded on 5 September 2011 in London, U.K.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (5 p.) available. 
Subjects Henderson, Barbara, 1940- -- Interviews.  |  Bidwell, Peter, 1944-  |  Children -- Institutional care -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.  |  Children -- Institutional care -- England -- History -- 20th century.  |  Children -- Institutional care -- Australia -- Psychological aspects.  |  Cousins -- Interviews.  |  Australia -- Emigration and immigration -- 20th century.
Other authors/contributors Macleod, Virginia 1948-, Interviewer

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