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Mara (1941 - )

Born
1941
Daugavpils, Latvia

Summary

'Mara' was born in Daugavpils, Latvia. Her parents lost contact with one another during the Second World War and her mother brought the family to South Australia in 1949. Mara and her sister were placed at the Goodwood Orphanage and their brother at the Brooklyn Park Orphanage for three and a half years while their mother worked as a nurse's aid and establshed a new home. Mara learnt to speak English at the orphanage. She found many of the routines and regulations incomprehensible at first and her perspective as an 'outsider' provides different insights into the institution.

Sources used to compile this entry: Goodwood Orphanage Oral History : [sound recording] Interviewers: Rosemary Willis & Beth M. Robertson, 1993 - 1994, OH 201; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana.

Related entries

Women of Latvian Heritage

Archival resources

State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana

  • Goodwood Orphanage Oral History : [sound recording] Interviewers: Rosemary Willis & Beth M. Robertson, 1993 - 1994, OH 201; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details
  • Interview with 'Mara' [sound recording] /Interviewer: Rosemary Willis, 1994, OH 201/14; Goodwood Orphanage Oral History: [sound recording] Interviewers: Rosemary Willis & Beth M. Robertson; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

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