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Lorraine McGee-Sippel interviewed by Diana Ritch in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 724228
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
McGee-Sippel, Lorraine, 1943-, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use of edited transcript and audio. 
Description 2000 Aug. 30 
4 digital audio tapes (ca. 190 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Lorraine McGee-Sippel, born 1943, Crown St. Hospital, Sydney. McGee-Sippel was separated from her mother shortly after birth and adopted by a non-Indigenous family. She describes her life with her adoptive family. At the age of 12, she went to live with an aunt and uncle due to her adoptive mother's ill health. McGee-Sippel outlines her efforts to trace her birth family through Adoption Triangle. She also discusses her reunion with her birth mother and siblings, learning for the first time about her Aboriginal ancestry.

Notes

Recorded on Aug. 30, 2000 in Sydney, N.S.W.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-218365263

Related Material Accompanying material includes 4 poems. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (8 p.) and corrected transcript (typscript, 72 leaves) 
Subjects McGee-Sippel, Lorraine, 1943- -- Interviews.  |  Families, Aboriginal Australian.  |  Aboriginal Australian adopted children -- New South Wales -- Cultural assimilation.  |  Aboriginal Australian adopted children -- New South Wales -- Ethnic identity.  |  Aboriginal Australian adopted children -- New South Wales -- Treatment.  |  Adoptive parents -- New South Wales -- Attitudes.  |  Aboriginal Australian family reunions.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Removal.  |  Race discrimination -- New South Wales.
Other authors/contributors Ritch, Diana, 1943-, Interviewer

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