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Mary Brownlee interviewed by Virginia Macleod in the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 5786082
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Brownlee, Mary, 1959-, Interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2012 
3 sound files (ca. 228 min.) 
Series

Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project.

Technical Details

Mode of access: Online. 

Summary

Mary Brownlee, born in Ireland (1959), speaks about her family's migration to Australia; her family's early experiences in Australia; her parents' difficulties as migrants; her four siblings; her mother's family background; the importance of her Irish heritage and culture; Mary Mackillop; her interest in Aboriginal culture; her difficult family situation as a child; being removed from her mother and placed in care; being separated from her siblings; being sent to St. Joseph's Orphanage in Kincumber; her experiences in care; the Catholic Church; being in the care of nuns; being involved in CLAN; her participation in Senate Inquiries and National Sorry Days; her participation in exhibitions commemorating experiences of Forgotten Australians; her academic studies and her plans to write books.

Notes

Recorded on 2 & 6 February 2012 in Ingleburn, Vic.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (10 p.) 
Subjects Brownlee, Mary, 1959- -- Interviews.  |  St Joseph's Orphanage (Kincumber, N.S.W.)  |  Children -- Institutional care -- New South Wales -- History -- 20th century.  |  Orphanges -- New South Wales.  |  Teachers -- Interviews.
Other authors/contributors Macleod, Virginia 1948-, Interviewer

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