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Millie Bruce interviewed by Gordon Charles Dowell in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 649204
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Bruce, Millie, 1954-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research; written permission required for personal copies and public use of transcript only. 
Description 2000 Jun. 22 
2 digital audio tapes (ca. 121 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Millie Bruce, born 1954, Quairading, W.A. Bruce speaks about her early childhood at Allawha Reserve, W.A. Economic factors separated the family after her father died, with the children staying with different members of the extended family. Bruce was eventually placed at Sister Kate's Children's Home, Perth. She describes the living conditions in the Home. She also discusses the ongoing effects of childhood removal and her alienation from both cultures.

Notes

Recorded on June 22, 2000 in Northcote, Vic.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (5 p.) and corrected transcript (typescript, 33 leaves) 
Subjects Bruce, Millie, 1954- -- Interviews.  |  Sister Kate's Child & Family Services.  |  Allawha Mission (W.A.)  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Removal -- Personal narratives.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy -- Western Australia.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- Western Australia.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Child welfare -- Personal narratives.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Interviews.
Other authors/contributors Dowell, Gordon Charles, 1945-, Interviewer

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