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In this interview Sydney Graham talks about his early childhood at Point Pearce Mission and his removal from his family at the age of 3. He spent his entire childhood in children's Homes including Kate Cocks Babies Home, Junior Red Cross Home at Glenelg, Estcourt House, Gerard Mission Children's Dormitory, Colebrook Home and the Salvation Army Boys' Home, Kent Town. He shares his memories of these places, focussing on Estcourt House and Kent Town where he spent a large portion of his childhood. Syd talks about his disability and its relationship to his removal. He also talks about the ongoing impact of separation from his family and the difficulty of 'coming home'. Syd also talks about his work as an Anglican Minister.
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13 May 2022
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