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Helen McMillan interviewed by John Bannister in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 931626
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
McMillan, Helen, 1940-, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research and personal copies. Written permission required for public use. 
Description 2001 
4 digital audio tapes (225 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

McMillan speaks about her Methodist upbringing and her decision to apply to the Methodist Inland Mission Board to work with Aboriginal people. McMillan was sent to Mogumber Mission, W.A. as a cottage mother for the period 1969-72. She describes living conditions at the Mission and the problems faced by children on leaving the Mission. McMillan then worked as hostel supervisor at the Ardross Hostel, Perth over the period 1972-82. She outlines the aims of Ardross and other hostels, and gives her views on Reconciliation.

Notes

Recorded on Mar. 24 & April 1, 2001 in Perth, W.A.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-218409339

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (5 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 83 leaves) 
Subjects McMillan, Helen, 1940- -- Interviews.  |  Mogumber Mission (W.A.)  |  Ardross Hostel (Perth, W.A.)  |  Methodist Church -- Missions -- Western Australia -- Mogumber.  |  Social workers -- Western Australia -- Interviews.  |  Housemothers -- Western Australia -- Mogumber -- Interviews.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- Western Australia -- Mogumber.  |  Aboriginal Australian youth hostels -- Western Australia -- Perth.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Cultural assimilation -- Western Australia -- Mogumber.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Mogumber -- Ethnic identity.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Race relations.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- Western Australia -- Mogumber.
Other authors/contributors Bannister, John (William John Egerton), 1967-, Interviewer

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