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Listen to the Bringing Them Home oral history interviews

The Bringing Them Home oral history interviews are being made available online in consultation with the people interviewed or their nominated next of kin, if locatable. Some interviewees have chosen not to make their interviews available online because of their sensitive content, and a small number of interviews appear in a lightly edited form. All edited interviews are clearly marked.

Finding an interview

You can access all of the online Bringing Them Home interviews through the National Library's catalogue.

Featured interviews

Photograph of Donna Meehan

Photograph of Donna Meehan by Olya Willis, 2000.

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Donna Meehan interviewed by Rob Willis, 12 September 2000.

Photograph of Henry Deeral

Photograph of Henry Deeral by David Woodgate, 2000.

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Henry Deeral interviewed by David Woodgate, 24 October 2000.

Photograph of Debra Chandler (now Debra Hocking)

Photograph of Debra Hocking by Alicia Nimmo, 2010. Courtesy Debra Hocking.

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Debra Chandler (now Debra Hocking) interviewed by Lyn McLeavy, 16-29 May 2001.

 

A selection of interviews featured previously:

Photograph of Mona Tur

Photograph of Mona Tur by Robert Guth, 2001.

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Mona Tur (Ngitji Ngitji) interviewed by Sue Anderson, 9 March 2001.

Photograph of Fred Chaney

Portrait of Senator Fred Chaney by Jacqueline Mitelman, 1988.

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Fred Chaney interviewed by Ann-Mari Jordens, 25 June 2002.

Photograph of Vince Wenberg as a child

Photograph of Vince Wenberg at ten years of age. Courtesy Vince Wenberg.

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Vince Wenberg interviewed by Frank Heimans, 6 September 2001.

Photograph of Trevor Deshong as a baby with his mother

Photograph of Trevor Deshong as a baby with his mother, 1965. Courtesy Trevor Deshong.

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Trevor Deshong interviewed by Colleen Hattersley, 31 July 2001.

photo of Sue Gordon

Photograph of Sue Gordon by Tom Rovis-Hermann, 2009. Courtesy Department of Indigenous Affairs, WA.

 

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Sue Gordon interviewed by John Bannister, 12 October 1999.

 

Photograph of Reg Worthy

Photograph of Reg Worthy, date unknown. Courtesy Reg Worthy.

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Reg Worthy interviewed by Barbara Erskine, 27 November 1999.

Photograph of Margaret and Arthur Comer

Photograph of Arthur and Margaret Comer by Gordon Dowell, 2001.

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Margaret Comer interviewed by Gordon Dowell, 1 June 2001.

 

 

The Bringing Them Home oral history interviews are being made available by the National Library in collaboration with the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).

 

Further information

Curator's Choice

  • 2/1st Australian Army Topographic Survey Company, Kokoda, New Guinea 1944
    2/1st Australian Army Topographic Survey Company, Kokoda, New Guinea 1944

This Second World War topographic map of Kokoda shows the location of villages, tracks, a canoe route, seaplane bases and mission stations. Map images from the Library’s Digital Collection are interactive. Use the Zoom control to pan and examine details.