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Close discusses the ongoing psychological impact of her experiences in her family and in care; the adoption of a child; her relationship with her daughters and the impact of her life experiences on them; her feelings about her mother; her name; survival and resilience; accidents and injury in her family; her desire to help others; a Forgotten Australians function in Sydney (2009); playing lawn bowls; journalism; career options for women; her feelings about misogyny in the workplace; spending time on Palm Island, Qld. With footballers; moving to Mackay; founding Friends of the Blind, Mackay; undertaking University study and her Ph.D.; awards and scholarships; Chairing the Disability Council of Queensland; organising Disability Action Week, CQU Mackay; advising the Minister for Disability Services, Qld.; tutoring; finding employment for Indigenous people with a disability; memories of telling her life story for first time; organising Disability Action Week in Rockhampton Gardens (2005); working for CARE (2008-2009); working for the Centre for Australian Indigenous Knowledges; moving to Toowoomba; the Queensland floods; the acknowledgement of Forgotten Australians; her feelings about racism, identity and belonging; not wanting to see her personal files; the impact of institutionalisation on children; the Salvation Army; the role of Aboriginal customary law; learning, acceptance and healing; her family's and her own religious and spiritual beliefs.
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11 May 2022
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