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Merv Atkinson interviewed by Roderic Lacey in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 718983
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Atkinson, Merv, 1959-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research; written permission required for personal copies and public use. 
Description 2000 Sept. 12 
2 digital audio tapes (ca. 122 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Mervyn Atkinson, is a police officer and Indigenous separated child (born 1959, Swan Hill, Vic.). Atkinson was removed with his siblings and placed at Ballarat Orphanage, Vic. from 1963 to 1976. He describes the living conditions at the Orphanage. He also discusses his 24 years service with the Victoria Police and his relationship with his birth family.

Notes

Recorded on Sept. 12, 2000 in Ballarat, Vic.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (4 p.) and uncorrected transcript. 
Subjects Atkinson, Merv, 1959- -- Interviews.  |  Ballarat Orphanage.  |  Police -- Victoria -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Victoria -- Removal -- Personal narratives.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- Victoria -- Ballarat.  |  Families, Aboriginal Australian -- Victoria.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Victoria -- Ethnic identity.
Other authors/contributors Lacey, Roderic, 1932-, Interviewer

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