Topics: Families and children

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West - view

his family “grew up as whitefellas”

South Coastal - view

another stolen generations man

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

South West - view

Auntie Glenda Chalker recalls some of her family history and the connections being rekindled between local families

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Lucy later worked as the hotel cook in Bowral and several of the children were farmed out

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

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Grandma Foley who always claimed to be German but was actually the daughter of a German immigrant and an Aboriginal woman.

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Sisters Auntie Janny Ely and Auntie Judy Chester spent three years (from 1959) in the army barracks at Herne Bay (where those with nowhere to go ended up) waiting for a government house. Their mother was very ill and, despite help from family, they learned to cook early and Janny missed a lot of school looking after her.

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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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Her mother died when she was young and her father was an alcoholic so she was sent to live with her aunty and uncle

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Uncle Chicka Madden spent some of his time in Uralla, with his Aunty, and some being educated at Redfern Public School. At the age of 14 he got an exemption from school so he could start working and help support the family after his father had joined the army: “You were scratching for a feed.”

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describes some of what people learning of their Aboriginal heritage experience and how he doesn’t blame those who hid their Aboriginality: “It was about survival.”

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

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put together unknown pieces of Biddy ’s children’s story

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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

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Auntie Christine Lewis and Muffy Hedges discuss their Lewis and Shuttle ancestors

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Pamela Young and her two sisters were taken from their mother

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Agnes and Bob’s great grandmother and great uncles

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As an 18 yr old Robert was struggling to materially care for his children, with no help from the state

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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.