Parents the Hurt Continues : Don Collard single work   oral history  
Issue Details: First known date: 2002 2002
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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.

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    y Echoes of the Past : Sister Kate's Home Revisited Sally Morgan (editor), Nedlands : University of Western Australia. School of Indigenous Studies. Centre for Indigenous History and the Arts , 2002 Z1415239 2002 anthology oral history poetry

    '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).

    Nedlands : University of Western Australia. School of Indigenous Studies. Centre for Indigenous History and the Arts , 2002
    pg. 22-24
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