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Les DeJong interviewed by Rob Willis in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 85699
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
DeJong, Les, 1962-, Interviewee
 
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Description 1999 
1 digital audio tape (59 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Dejong speaks about his separation from his birth mother and his subsequent adoption. His adoptive parents encouraged him to search for information on his family and he eventually traced his sisters who had been adopted by white families. Dejong also talks about his efforts to encourage the development of his son's Aboriginal identity and his work on the Aboriginal Educational Advisory Committee.

Notes

Recorded on April 15, 1999 at Forbes, N.S.W.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (3 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 33 leaves) 
Subjects DeJong, Les, 1962- -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australian adopted children -- New South Wales -- Ethnic identity.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Removal.  |  Aboriginal Australian adopted children -- New South Wales -- Family relationships.  |  Aboriginal Australian adopted children -- New South Wales -- Personal narratives.  |  Aboriginal Australian family reunions -- New South Wales.  |  Printers -- New South Wales -- Forbes -- Interviews.
Other authors/contributors Willis, Rob, 1944-, Interviewer

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