Topics: Families and children

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West - view

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

West - view

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

West - view

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.

Central - view

At the age of four Robert Kitchener and his brothers were taken from their parents and then separated from each other

West - view

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

South West - view

Auntie Dolly Brown moved from Queensland as a young girl, with her 15 brothers and sisters

South Coastal - view

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.

Central - view

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

Central - view

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

South West - view

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

West - view

“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.

Central - view

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

North Coastal - view

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

West - view

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.

West - view

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

North Coastal - view

Agnes and Bob’s great grandmother and great uncles

Central - view

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.”

West - view

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

South Coastal - view

moved to Caroline St, Redfern as children because of their mother’s ill health

South Coastal - view

life at Yarra Bay with her parents and grandparents in the late 1930s and early 1940s.