Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Donna Johnson; a talented sports star

Donna Johnson and her husband Leon
Donna Johnson tells of her experience being chosen in the state representative basketball team and how she felt so proud of going even though her family could not afford new clothes and shoes for her to wear. This incredibly resilient woman explains "my mother was the most important person in my life". She tells of the influence her Aboriginal and Australian South Sea Islander mother had over her family. After her father died when she was four, her mother raised her and her siblings on her own. As part of the Having a Voice Oral History Series we have recorded her story and it will be uploaded to the Libraries youtube site

Tags: #ASSI #Maryborough #basketball #oralhistory #aborigine #mother

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