• Oral History

Margaret Somerville interviewed by Franks Heimans in the Bringing Them Home Oral History Project (2001)

Publication Resource Details

  • Publication Date

    27 March 2001

  • Publisher

    National Library of Australia

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  • Description

    In this interview, Margaret Somerville discusses her work as a cottage mother at the Croker Island Mission. She talks about the living conditions at the mission, its evacuation to Otford in New South Wales during the second World War, and subsequent return to Croker Island. She also talks about some of the children she cared for, and her views on institutional care. The Somerville Cottage Homes in Darwin were named after her.

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