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Esmai Manahan interviewed by Gwenda Davey in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 720626
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Manahan, Esmai, 1951-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2000 Nov. 11 
2 digital audio tapes (ca. 113 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Esmai Manahan, born 1951, Pascoe Vale, Vic. Manahan speaks about her parents and their activism for Aboriginal rights. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Manahan worked with the Aboriginal Advancement League. She outlines the role and organization of the League. She later worked with troubled youth through Victorian Youth and Community Services and the Aboriginal Child Care Agency. She describes the Agency's work with child placements, adoptions and family reunions. From the mid-1980s until 1992, Manahan managed the Margaret Tucker Hostel for young Aboriginal women at risk. She has also worked with the National Indigenous Program for the Australian Chamber of Commerce, the Koori Gardening Team at the Living Museum of the West, the Aboriginal Arts Distribution Project, and the Koori Business Network.

Notes

Recorded on Nov. 11, 2000 at Templestowe, Vic.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (7 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 65 leaves) 
Subjects Manahan, Esmai, 1951- -- Interviews.  |  Victoria. Ministry for Aboriginal Affairs -- Officials and employees -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations -- Victoria.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- Victoria.  |  Foster home care -- Government policy -- Victoria.  |  Aboriginal Australian adopted children -- Government policy -- Victoria.  |  Aboriginal Australian homeless children -- Government policy -- Victoria.  |  Aboriginal Australian foster children -- Government policy -- Victoria.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Victoria -- Ethnic identity.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy -- Victoria.
Other authors/contributors Davey, Gwenda, 1932-, Interviewer

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