Domo Boys & Domo Girls videos
to be found on
Stolen Generations Timeline
Jimmy Graham who was in the Boys Dormitory from 1941 to 1952 remembers daily life of toil and beatings.
Jimmy Graham – Domo Boy tells of Scrubbing Floors & Floggings
JG: Yeah […]
Jack Moffatt who spent many years in Boys’ Dormitory describes how the boys used to sleep on the floor and how they came to sleep on beds
Jack Moffatt – sleeping on beds
We slept on the floor when I first come here. And we hardly had any blanket, and they – what they – they used to cut flour bags up and sew calico…[Read more]
Joan West was brought to the Cherbourg Girls’ Dormitory with her mother and a number of her siblings from where they lived on stations in the Eidsvold area. Life in the dormitory was a regimented existence and difficult for a child who loved her freedom. In this video she chats with Sandra Morgan down on the banks of the Barambah Creek, telling of…[Read more]
Grace Bennett was a small child when she was placed in the Cherbourg Girls’ Dormitory. In this video she tells of her experiences in the Dormitory, her family, her isolation and then of her later life and how she married and moved away from Cherbourg, her people and her former life.
Grace Bennett Interview 22nd September…[Read more]
Gloria Williams recounts her experience in the Cherbourg Girls’ Dormitory where she was placed as a very young girl. She speaks of not knowing her family and from where they came and how later in life she set about re-constructing her family tree, finding her relatives and re-connecting with her mob. Her’s is a story of the Stolen Generation where…[Read more]
Sandra R. Phillips commented on the post, Onslow and Ruth Phillips wedding day at Cherbourg c1960 2 months ago
Dear Cherbourg Memory,
So lovely to have this resource to go to. Thank you to everyone involved in making it.
I am the third of four daughters from this marriage of Mum Ruth Ross nee Phillips nee Hill and […]
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