Topics: Families and children: Central

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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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moved to Sydney for her mother’s health, Auntie Delma Davison always went to school

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“You have to be better than them to be equal”, said her Dad

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an old woman who had had seventeen of her children taken from her

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The family, however, were in denial about their Aboriginality, partly because so many children were being taken away

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

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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

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Pat's mother married an Aboriginal man her family disowned her

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Coleby

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Nanbury

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Cammeraigal

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family

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family

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foster father to the child Dilboong

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Barangaroo gives birth to a baby girl Dilboong

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small children and babies

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two adopted children