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Christine Ohrin interviewed by Tikka Wilson in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 731489
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Ohrin, Christine, 1956-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access to be determined. 
Description 1999 
2 digital audio tape (ca. 120 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Ohrin, a welfare officer and Indigenous Child Protection Worker, Family Services, A.C.T. Dept. of Education and Family Services, speaks about being removed at the age of 9 with her seven siblings to Bidura House, Glebe, N.S.W. She describes the living conditions at Bidura. Ohrin's teenage years were difficult and she spent time in a variety of foster homes and institutions, including Lynwood Hall, Ormond Institution, and Parramatta Girls' Home. She speaks about her efforts to regain custody of her two children. Ohrin has worked in community organizations and women's services.

Notes

Recorded on Feb. 15 & 23, 1999 in Canberra, A.C.T.

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Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (3 p.) and corrected transcript (typescript, 35 leaves) 
Subjects Ohrin, Christine, 1956- -- Interviews.  |  Lynwood Hall Receiving Home for Girls (Guildford, N.S.W.)  |  Bidura House (Glebe, N.S.W.)  |  Australian Capital Territory. Department of Education and Family Services -- Officials and employees -- Interviews.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- New South Wales.  |  Child welfare workers -- Australian Capital Territory -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Removal -- Personal narratives.
Other authors/contributors Wilson, Tikka Jan, Interviewer

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