TLF ID R10099
This is an edited sound recording of an interview with Western Australian Aboriginal educator and author May O'Brien. She gives an account of the police practice of removing Aboriginal children from their families in line with government policies of the time. She recalls being fearful as a child of being removed and taken to the Moore River Native Settlement north of Perth. She says that instead she was taken to the Mount Margaret Mission at Laverton. O'Brien describes her limited access to education and her love of learning. She says she was inspired by her uncle's desire for her to learn to read and understand 'what the white man is saying about us'. This recording was made in November 2008.