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Raymond Butler interviewed by Rob Willis in the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 5974808
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Butler, Raymond, 1944-, Interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2012 
3 sound files. 
Series

Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project.

Technical Details

Mode of access: Online. 

Summary

Raymond Butler talks about his early childhood; his memories of his mother, Yvonne Gladys Fletcher and her arrest; his sister being placed in an institution; living with a family friend, Nell Brooks until her death; being placed in several institutions but absconding from many of them; his love of music; a serious illness which resulted in his hospitalisation for a lengthy period; his belief that being "in care" was beneficial to his development; his life after being institutionalised and gives anecdotes about his occupations; his time as a musician with Johnny O'Keefe; his business ventures; his thoughts on the apology to Indigenous Australians.

Notes

Recorded with Olya Willis.

Summary accompanied by photographs.

Recorded on 24 April 2012 in Lalor Park, N.S.W.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (9 p.) 
Subjects Butler, Raymond, 1944- -- Interviews.  |  Fletcher, Yvonne Gladys, 1922- -- Anecdotes.  |  Businessmen -- New South Wales -- Interviews.  |  Children -- Institutional care -- New South Wales -- History -- 20th century.
Occupation Business professionals.
Other authors/contributors Willis, Rob, 1944-, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 6200/159
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ORAL TRC 6200/159 (summary)
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