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Author Edwards, Oomera.

Title It's a long road back : a film / by Oomera (Coral) Edwards.

Publication Info. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.


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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, 13 min. 27 sec.) : digital, stereo, sound, color.
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Series AIATSIS Collection
AIATSIS Collection.
Note On cover: "The story of one woman's struggle to regain her Aboriginality".
Event Originally produced by Ronin Films in 1981.
Summary This powerful documentary was made by Oomera (Coral) Edwards on Super 8mm film as a training exercise at the (then) Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies in Canberra. The film surveys the New South Wales policy of taking Aboriginal children from their families and putting them in institutions run by the Aborigines Welfare Board. From 1883 to 1969, this policy deprived generations of children of their Aboriginal identity. Oomera was one of these children, and she discusses her own struggle to regain her Aboriginality. The film also includes a moving interview with a former matron at an Aboriginal Welfare Home in Cootamundra, expressing her on-going concern that Aboriginal children were removed from their parents without any consultation or parental permission.--Kanopy.
Original Version Originally produced Canberra, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, c1981.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Children, Aboriginal Australian.
Stolen generations (Australia)
Aboriginal Australians -- Material culture.
Added Author Kanopy (Firm)
Music No. 1060394 Kanopy
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