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Digital Audio Tape Recording - Interview with Merle Jackomos, East Kew, Vicctoria, 10 Feb 1998 Audiovisual Reg. No: HT 9927

Interview with Merle Jackomos discussing her life growing up on the Cummeragunja Aboriginal reserve near Echuca and her later migration to Melbourne.

Merle Jackomos was born on Cummeragunja Aboriginal Reserve near Echuca, Victoria. Merle later moved to Melbourne where she became very involved in campaigning for Aboriginal rights. She married Alick Jackomos in 1951.
1 Digital audio tape
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Oral History interview with Merle Jackomos discussing her growing up on Cummeragunja Aboriginal reserve near Echuca. Discusses her later migration to Melbourne and her marriage to Alick Jackomos.
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: cultural identity, cultural traditions, cultural maintenance, aboriginal people, aboriginal issues, indigenous activism, cultural awareness, indigenous issues
Themes this item is part of: Immigration & Artistic Practice Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: oral histories
People Depicted: Jackomos, Alick; Jackomos, Merle
Format: Digital Audio Tape Recording; DAT Cassette
Place & Date Recorded: East Kew, Victoria, Australia, 10 Feb 1998
Interviewer: Mark Grist - Museum of Victoria Anthropology Department, East Kew, Victoria, Australia, 10 Feb 1998
Interviewer: Marianna Auliciems - Museum Victoria - Immigration Museum, East Kew, Victoria, Australia, 10 Feb 1998
Interviewee: Merle Jackomos, East Kew, Victoria, Australia, 10 Feb 1998
Place Named: Cummeragunja, New South Wales, Australia
Place Named: Echuca, Victoria, Australia
Place Named: Mooroopna, Victoria, Australia
Place Named: Swan Hill, Mallee, Victoria, Australia


Esmai Manahan Posted on 23 May 2011 3:14 PM
Point of clarification: My mother did not walk off Cummeragunja in 1938, as stated. Infact, she is very definite that her family stayed on Cummeragunja to make sure that the NSW Government didn't sell it off.

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