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Sandy Miller interviewed by Steven Guth in the Bringing them home oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 949816
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Miller, Sandy (Sandra Anne), 1948-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access closed for research, personal copies and public use until 2048. 
Description 1999 
3 digital audio tape (ca. 200 min.) 
Series

Bringing them home oral history project.

Summary

Miller speaks about her mother who was removed at the age of 2 and placed in the Koonibba Lutheran Mission, S. Aust. and about her father who had been placed at Koonibba by his nomadic parents. After marrying, her parents moved to Adelaide. She talks about living at Port Macleay Reserve where her husband was posted for several years. After studying social work, Miller was employed by the South Australian Department of Community Welfare for 20 years. She talks about her wide experience in Aboriginal welfare, adoptions and reunions and about her work with the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care.

Notes

Recorded on Dec. 30-31, 1999 in Canberra, A.C.T.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (6 p.) and corrected transcript (typescript, 91 leaves) 
Subjects Miller, Sandy (Sandra Anne), 1948- -- Interviews.  |  South Australia. Department of Community Services and Health -- Officials and employees -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Child welfare -- Personal narratives.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- South Australia.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Removal -- Personal narratives.
Other authors/contributors Guth, Steven, 1943-2018, Interviewer

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