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Donna Louise Morris interviewed by John Maynard in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 712724
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Morris, Donna Louise, 1965-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission required for research, personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 1999 
2 digital audio tapes (ca. 83 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Morris, a stage manager, welfare worker and Indigenous separated child, speaks about her family background and her memories of a bush childhood with siblings. At the age of 9, she was made a Ward of the State and removed from her mother along with her three siblings to St Patrick's Catholic Orphanage at Armidale, N.S.W. She describes living conditions at the Orphanage. Morris was later moved to a number of institutions and foster homes. She also speaks about locating her siblings through Link-up in 1984.

Notes

Recorded on Feb. 10 and Mar. 4, 1999 in Newcastle, N.S.W.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Summary (2 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 29 leaves) 
Subjects Morris, Donna Louise, 1965- -- Interviews.  |  St. Patrick's Catholic Orphanage (Armidale, N.S.W.)  |  Aboriginal Australian foster children -- New South Wales -- Interviews.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- New South Wales -- Armidale.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Removal -- Personal narratives.  |  Aboriginal Australian family reunions -- New South Wales.
Other authors/contributors Maynard, John, 1954-, Interviewer

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