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y Echoes of the Past : Sister Kate's Home Revisited anthology   oral history   poetry  
Note: Project Manager Tjalaminu Mia, Research Fellow in Oral History and the Arts
Issue Details: First known date: 2002 2002
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'The intention of this publication has been to highlight the forced removal of Aboriginal children from their Aboriginal families to be placed in government settlements, missions and children's homes. In this publication Aboriginal people who were removed as children recount personal oral histories of separation from their mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and extended families. Recounted as well, is the trauma experienced by the parents, who were physically and legally disempowered by the laws and policies which governed all aspects of Aboriginal peoples' lives'. (Source: Acknowledgements).

Notes

  • Editor's note: What is clear from the Home's history and the personal stories in this collection is that no Home can ever replace the care and love of a close, supportive family.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Nedlands, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: University of Western Australia. School of Indigenous Studies. Centre for Indigenous History and the Arts , 2002 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Coolungar Thievesi"Nigh! Listen! Can you hear", Graeme Dixon , 2002 single work poetry (p. 1)
Introduction, Jill Milroy , 2002 single work non-fiction (p. 2)
Motheri"She holds me in the darkness", Gladys Milroy , 2002 single work poetry (p. 16)
A View from Parkerville : Gladys Milroy, Gladys Milroy , 2002 single work oral history
Gladys Milroy spent her childhood in Parkerville Children's Home which was established by Sister Kate. She remembers when Sister Kate moved to establish a Home for lighter coloured Aboriginal children which came to be known as Sister Kate's Home in Queens Park.
(p. 17-19)
Parents the Hurt Continues : Don Collard, Don Collard , 2002 single work oral history
Don and his wife Sylvia had fourteen children, nine of whom were taken away. Don describes the heartache of when his children were taken from them. The first child taken was Ellen after she was placed in a hospital by her parents when sick. Upon her recovery Ellen was fostered to white parents without her parents permission. The remaining eight were later taken by Church authorities and placed in Sister Kate's Home for children in Queens Park, Perth.
(p. 22-24)
Parents the Hurt Continues : Rosemary Budd, Rosemary Budd , 2002 single work oral history (p. 25-27)
Children's Memories : Doreen Hill, Doreen Hill , 2002 single work oral history (p. 30-32)
Children's Memories : Daphne Whitehead, Daphne Whitehead , 2002 single work oral history (p. 33-35)
Children's Memories : Alice Simmons, Alice Simmons , 2002 single work oral history (p. 36-39)
Children's Memories : Chris Jackamarra, Chris Jackamarra , 2002 single work oral history (p. 40-42)
Children's Memories : Gus Miller, Gus Miller , 2002 single work oral history (p. 43-46)
Children's Memories : Gordon Blackwood, Gordon Blackwood , 2002 single work oral history (p. 47-50)
Children's Memories : Cathy Culbong, Cathy Culbong , 2002 single work oral history (p. 51-53)
Sister Kate'si"When I was a boy", Graeme Dixon , 2002 single work poetry (p. 54)
Chilren's Memories : Graeme Dixon, Graeme Dixon , 2002 single work oral history

'The first time I went into Sister Kate's I was about three years old, the second time I was six years old. I hardly ever saw my brothers and sisters except for things like bonfire night, outings to the zoo and church. I was put in Magpie Cottage which was full of fair kids...' (Source: Graeme Dixon, Graeme Dixon in Echoes of the Past : Sister Kate's Home Revisted, 2002:55)

(p. 55-59)
Chilren's Memories : Bonnie Ingram, Bonnie Ingram , 2002 single work oral history (p. 60-63)
Children's Memories : Wesley Collard, Wesley Collard , 2002 single work oral history (p. 64-67)
Greatnessi"The best day is, Today", Lenny Culbong , 2002 single work poetry (p. 70)
Commemorations Loved Family Members : Margaret Culbong, Margaret Culbong , 2002 single work oral history (p. 71-74)
A Legend In His Timei"He could climb the highest mountain", Sam Dinah , 2002 single work poetry (p. 75)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Introduction Jill Milroy , 2002 single work non-fiction
— Appears in: Echoes of the Past : Sister Kate's Home Revisited 2002; (p. 2)
Introduction Jill Milroy , 2002 single work non-fiction
— Appears in: Echoes of the Past : Sister Kate's Home Revisited 2002; (p. 2)
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