• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: PR00860

Marie Wood interviewed by Ann-Mari Jordens in the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project [sound recording]

  • Repository National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection
  • Reference ORAL TRC 6200/10
  • Date Range 13-May-10 - 13-May-10
  • Description

    2 sound files (ca. 195 min.) Marie Wood talks about her early life and schooling; her tertiary studies in teaching and nursing; teaching at Bidura Children’s Home, Glebe; the institutional culture at Bidura, play equipment and the building; Bidura Children’s Court; teaching at Ormond Training School for Girls, Thornleigh; the girls, classrooms, class size, letters home, censorship and activities; Parramatta Girls Home; Elizabeth Bay Gaol; the Privilege Cottage; health care; remedial teaching; curriculum; teaching materials and library; bullying; school holidays; returnees; length of stay; leaving Ormond, and her subsequent teaching career; her reflections on Ormond; Bringing Them Home Inquiry; Forgotten Australians Inquiry; Kevin Rudd’s apologies; Aboriginal Embassy; Old Parliament House; the families of Forgotten Australians; the legacy of institutionalisation.

  • Access Access open for research, personal copies and public use.
  • Finding Aid Timed summary (3 p.) and corrected transcript available (typescript, 73 leaves)

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  • Primary Creator
    • Wood, Marie (1946 - )