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Interview with Gaye Barnes [sound recording] Interviewer: Barbara Baird

Item Title
Interview with Gaye Barnes [sound recording] Interviewer: Barbara Baird
Repository
State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana
Reference
OH 250/12
Creator
Barnes, Gaye (1959 - )
Description

Gaye Barnes, nee Robinson, grew up in Angle Park, Adelaide where her parents ran racing stables. Gaye explains how, within an eighteen month period aged 19 and 20, she had three abortions for personal convenience, and the severe psychological effects on her. She describes a life-altering religious experience arising out of continuing depression and her later determination to help others. In 1990 she and her husband Peter, also a Christian, had three children. They sold their home to establish the non-denominational Genesis Pregnancy Support service at Marden. She describes the centre's publicity, fund raising, training for support workers, support groups, and its relationship to other organisations. Gaye also discusses the issue of post-abortion grief. She concludes by voicing her disappointment at the lack of support from some churches but also describing the rewards of seeing lives changed by her work.

Recorded on 20 June 1994, 1 hour 39 minutes.

Formats
Sound cassette
Quantity
2 tapes
Access
Not for loan - Reading room access only
Finding Aid

Full transcript with appendix of pamphlets, publicity material and photographs available (39 pages)

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  • Oral History of Women's Political Activity : SUMMARY RECORD [sound recording] Interviewers: Barbara Baird, Helen Chryssides, June Donovan and Adair Dunsford, OH 250; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

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