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Karyn Walsh interviewed by Anne Monsour for the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 5808158
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Walsh, Karyn, Interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2012 
2 sound files (ca. 209 min.) 
Series

Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project.

Technical Details

Mode of access: Online. 

Summary

Karyn Walsh speaks of her family background and early life, her father's tuberculosis; the death of her mother; schooling at St Patrick's and then Our Lady of Mercy, South Mackay; religious conflict in the family, Catholics versus protestants; generosity of families that welcomed them into their homes; death of sister at 26 with leukaemia; Mackay community; nurse training at Base Hospital Mt Isa and Mater at Rockhampton and Brisbane; involvement with several Catholic groups; St Vincent de Paul; decides not to pursue religious life but work for social justice in the community; first youth worker in Rockhampton; youth shelter for the homeless; care leavers; marriage and removal to Brisbane; provision of supported accommodation for care leavers; working in St Mary's community, Brisbane with the disadvantaged; Church project to look at violence in Christian communities; need for direct service delivery for the homeless; Centacare; Micah Projects Inc.; personal relationship with Catholic Church; vulnerability of Forgotten Australians or Stolen Generation; 30 years of involvement in the community sector working for social justice.

Notes

Recorded on 11 February 2012 in Brisbane, Qld.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary. (22 p.) 
Subjects Walsh, Karyn -- Interviews.  |  Nurses -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Social justice -- Australia.  |  Youth workers -- Australia -- Interviews.
Occupation Nurses.  |  Youth workers.
Other authors/contributors Monsour, Anne, Interviewer

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