Topics: Families and children: West

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he was removed at the age of 4 from Alice Springs and taken part way in a cattle truck along with other children

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Born in 1813 in Parramatta, Margaret Reed was taken from her family at the age of 7 and put in the Native Institu te where she was trained to be a servant.

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Darug through her mother’s side and Gandangara through her father’s

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a favoured church of Governor MacArthur, and the times Gordon and the other children spent there

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Uncle Gordon Briscoe revisits the old Mulgoa dormitory in which he and the other children slept during their time there in the 1940’s

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Greg Simms grew up at La Perouse and was taught many things by the old people

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He and other staff at Link-Up are currently helping more than 3,000 people to find their way home.

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“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.

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Uncle Colin Gale recalls some of his family’s working history

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Yarramundi ’s daughter was one of the best known students at The Native Institute

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stories and his memories of the individuals and families

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When she was 14 her adoptive mother died, relations with her father deteriorated, she was raped resulting in pregnancy

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he and his brother were fostered to a non-Aboriginal family shortly after he was placed in a home at the age of four

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Uncle Dennis Foley remembers his cousins, four girls who were taken away when he was six

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as a teenager she ran away from her abusive husband in Cobar, taking her children with her and somehow making her way in Sydney and The Entrance. And the many times she went back to him, trying to make a go of life with him, but he remained abusive

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for his mother and grandmother it was not safe to declare oneself a Koori

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Dennis himself was later taken to Minda home when his father became ill and his mother fell behind on the rent. The police came to his school to get him - a regular occurrence for Aboriginal children in Chester Hill North

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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.

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father took him and his brothers to Newcastle

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Mulgoa Children’s home , run by the church for the government Welfare Board. It held thirty children for eight years