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Maria Harries interviewed by Christine Choo in the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 5755518
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Harries, Maria, 1947-, Interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2011 
2 sound files (ca. 166 min.) 
Series

Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project.

Technical Details

Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web. 

Summary

Maria Harris reflects on the reasons for her involvement with Forgotten Australians. Born in Uganda. Maria talks about: her parents, family life and guardianship of brother; sense of justice and anti-racism; Dominican Orphanage and Nazareth House, Zimbabwe; foster families; family fleeing to England; institutional life; move to Tasmania; working in the Hollywood Repatriation Hospital, Mental Health Unit in Perth, Fremantle Hospital, Royal Hobart Hospital and Adelaide; marriage; university education and career in child welfare and mental health areas: Ministerial Inquiry into Child Protection; Christian Brothers; institutions in Western Australia; child abuse; former child migrants; Christian Brothers Ex-Residents Services (C-BERS); Victims of Institutionalised Cruelty and Exploitation and Supporters (VOICES); Child Migrant Trust; Clontarf, Castledare, Tardun and Bindoon; Forgotten Australians; Western Australian Redress Scheme; Senate Inquiry into Forgotten Australians; Commonwealth Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA); Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS), Mental Health Council of Australia, Families Australia; Alliance for Forgotten Australians (AFA); Communities Consulting Group; Apology (2009); network of welfare agencies; Out of Home Care; impacts of removal; paradigm in Australia, risk averse system to family support system; mandatory reporting; turnover rate of child protection workers; failure of policy and; her reflections on the future.

Notes

Recorded on 23 and 28 November 2011 in Subiaco, W.A.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (8 p.) 
Subjects Harries, Maria, 1947- -- Interviews.  |  Children -- Institutional care -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.  |  Child welfare -- Australia.  |  Child welfare workers -- Australia.
Occupation Academics.  |  Child welfare workers.
Other authors/contributors Choo, Christine, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 6200/107 (summary)
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