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Donna Meehan interviewed by Rob Willis in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 747326
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Meehan, Donna, 1954-, Interviewee
 
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Description 2000 Sept. 12 
2 digital audio tapes (ca. 82 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project

Summary

Donna Meehan, an Aboriginal liaison officer and Indigenous separated child, born 1954, Coonamble, N.S.W. Meehan was removed as a young child along with her six siblings. She was fostered and later adopted by a white family. She speaks about life with her foster family. Meehan also discusses her reunion with her birth mother, and her autobiography 'It is no secret'.

Notes

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander users are advised that this recording may contain names and voices of deceased persons.

Recorded on Sept. 12, 2000 at Newcastle, N.S.W.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-218328031

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 34 leaves) available. 
Subjects Meehan, Donna, 1954- -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Alcohol use.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy -- New South Wales.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Removal.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Child welfare  |  Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of -- New South Wales.  |  Child welfare - Child / parent separation - Stolen generations.  |  Child welfare - Children's homes.  |  Cootamundra (SW NSW SI55-11).
Other authors/contributors Willis, Rob, 1944-, Interviewer  |  Meehan, Donna, 1954- It is no secret

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