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In this interview Sister Eileen Heath speaks about working as an Anglican missionary at Moore River Native Settlement, WA, from 1935 to 1944. She discusses the living conditions at Moore River, AO Neville, the Chief Protector of Aborigines, and the separation of children at Moore River.
From 1946 Heath was the Superintendent of St. Mary's Anglican Hostel at Alice Springs in the Northern Territory and in 1956 she was matron of the Fannie Bay Receiving Home in Darwin. She was also a member of the State Children's Council. She talks about these roles and outlines how the workings of the welfare system at that time and the criteria used for determining the removal of children. She also expresses her views on the Bringing Them Home Report and the current situation of Aboriginal people.
The interview is available to listen to online. A timed summary and transcript are also available.
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17 May 2023
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