'Ron Thorpe interviewed by Helen Belle Curzon-Siggers in the Bringing them home oral history project' is a sound recording held at the National Library of Australia. It is a recording of an interview with Ron Thorpe in 1999. In the interview Ron Thorpe discusses his childhood and time in care at Allambie Children's Home, Melbourne, St. Joseph's Catholic Home in Bacchus Marsh [editor's note: also known as Providence Children's Home] and Turana Home.
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[From NLA catalogue entry]: Thorpe and his four siblings were separated from their parents when he was aged 5. He spent a short time at Allambie Children's Home, Melbourne, and then moved to St. Joseph's Catholic Home in Bacchus Marsh [editor's note: this is Providence Children's Home] where he remained until the age of 15. He describes living conditions at St. Joseph's. He then lived briefly with his mother before spending a short time in Turana Home. He discusses his education, early working life and music career.
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