Topics: Families and children
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At the age of four Robert Kitchener and his brothers were taken from their parents and then separated from each other
As an 18 yr old Robert was struggling to materially care for his children, with no help from the state
At a memorial to the Gully, Uncle Colin Locke , perusing a map of who lived at the Gully , shares stories and information he recalls from the 1950s.
Donna Daley recounts how her mother went back to Matraville High as an Aboriginal Education Assistant the year after she left school
Uncle Chicka Madden met his future wife, Lil (who worked out at Sweet Acres), at Palms Milk Bar in Regent St. He went on to have many children. Their children are: Craig, Lee, Diedre and Tony Madden
Maria , daughter of Yarramundi and top student of the Native Institute, married a carpenter from the First Fleet, Robert Locke, in St John’s church at Parramatta.
pain and suffering many endured, particularly through fallout from the stolen generations
“Maybe it’s a blessing in disguise” says Sooty (Kevin) Welsh of the fact that he has no memories of Marella Boys Home where he was taken at the age of 4.
Uncle Dennis Foley remembers his cousins, four girls who were taken away when he was six
life at Yarra Bay with her parents and grandparents in the late 1930s and early 1940s.