TLF ID R10097
This is an edited sound recording of an interview with Western Australian Aboriginal educator and author May O'Brien. O'Brien says that in her early life she was told Aboriginal stories orally and in drawings in the sand. She says that when she puts Aboriginal stories in writing, she thinks carefully about the words she uses in order to convey the true meaning. She stresses the importance of Aboriginal children learning to read and write in English 'so that they can get the true meaning' of stories and what people are saying. She also recounts how proud Aboriginal children are when she reads them stories that include language. This recording was made in November 2008.