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Edith Willoway interviewed by John Bannister in the Bringing them home oral history project (2000)

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[From the National Library of Australia's 'Bringing them home oral history project']

Willoway speaks about her removal from her mother at the age of 3. She was placed at Sister Kate's Children's Home, Queens Park, W.A. where she remained for 14 years before going out to work as a domestic. Willoway talks about the living conditions at the Home, and about her recollections of Sister Kate. She also talks about meeting her mother at age 11 and again at age 22, and about the effect of separation upon both her mother and herself. She also expresses her views on the issues of compensation and Reconciliation.

Prepared by: Debra Rosser