2011, English, Sound, Interview, lecture, talk edition: Ken Merton interviewed by Lesley Alves in the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project [sound recording]. Merton, Ken, 1941- (Interviewee)

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Ken Merton interviewed by Lesley Alves in the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project
 
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Physical Description
  • 1 sound file (ca. 116 min.)
Published
  • 2011.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Ken Merton interviewed by Lesley Alves in the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project.
Creator
  • Merton, Ken, 1941- (Interviewee)
Other Creators
  • Alves, Lesley, 1946- (Interviewer)
Published
  • 2011.
Medium
  • [sound recording]
Physical Description
  • 1 sound file (ca. 116 min.)
Series
Part Of
  • Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project
Subjects
Playing Time
  • 01hrs 55min 42sec
Summary
  • Ken Merton, born in Carlton (1941), talks about being put into foster care as a baby; being transferred to Pleasant Creek Special School at four; staying at the orphanage and school for 11 years; life in the orphanage; his hearing being damaged and going to Melbourne for treatment; difficulties at school with reading and writing; his siblings and mother; being transferred to Sandhurst Boys Training Centre in Bendigo; absconding and living with his mother; returning to Bendigo and living on his own from 18; memories of staff at the orphanage; currently doing voluntary work for Child Family Services; teaching himself to read; taking up cycling and winning races; moving to Melbourne; living in boarding houses and then a caravan park for 12 years; working a variety of jobs but not being able to settle; enjoying rock and roll dancing; relationships with women; reading his file; attending the Apology in Canberra; CLAN; Open Place; wanting to travel overseas.
Notes
  • Recorded on 28 October 2011 in Sebastopol, Vic.
Numbering Note
  • Timed summary (7 p.)
Access Conditions
  • Access open for research, personal copies and public use.
Technical Details
  • Mode of access: Online.
Language
  • English
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