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Deirdre Heitmeyer interviewed by John Maynard in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 741136
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Heitmeyer, Deirdre Grace, 1953-, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research and personal copies. Written permission required for public use. 
Description 1999 
1 digital audio tape (ca. 42 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Heitmeyer, a senior lecturer at Wollotuka Aboriginal Education Centre, University of Newcastle, speaks about being taken from her mother and raised on a on a sheep station with her foster family. Heitmeyer also talks about her efforts to explore her Aboriginal identity, her search for her family through Link Up, and her experience of counselling as a means of healing the pain caused by childhood separation.

Notes

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

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-218179340

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (2 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 18 leaves) 
Subjects Heitmeyer, Deirdre Grace, 1953- -- Interviews.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Treatment.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Removal -- Personal narratives.
Other authors/contributors Maynard, John, 1954-, Interviewer

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