Sue Gordon shares her experiences growing up in Sister Kate’s orphanage and later joining the Army in this wide ranging interview. Sue found a great amount of opportunity in joining the Women’s Royal Australian Army Corps (WRAAC) and becoming a signaller. She explains the employment opportunities that flowed out of her three years in the WRAAC and she also discusses the service of fellow “Sister Kate’s Kids” in many conflicts including the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and the friendships and family she has developed throughout her life.
This interview took place on 1 September 2015 in Perth and was conducted by Dr Allison Cadzow and Dr Mary Anne Jebb as part of the Australian Research Council-funded research project Serving our Country: a history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the defence of Australia.
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