Dorothy Murray's interview in Launceston

Dorothy Murray talks about her life growing up on Cape Barren Island, and the many family and community members who have served in the defence force across many conflicts. Dorothy discussed the reluctance of many to talk about their wartime experiences, and the racism in the commemorative practices up until recently. Dorothy also shares the story of her involvement in the quilting project ‘Through Our Eyes’ with fellow elders Gloria Templar and Nola Hooper.

This interview took place on 23 October 2014 in Launceston and was conducted by Professor Mick Dodson and Dr Allison Cadzow with Craig Greene as part of the Australian Research Council-funded project Serving our Country: a history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the defence of Australia.

The interview recording above is made available to be listened to here by permission of the interviewee(s), Dorothy Murray. The recording may not be copied, reproduced or communicated in whole or in part without the prior permission of the interviewee(s). Requests for permission for use of this material should be made to the Serving our Country research project: our contact details.

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