Joe Northover talks about Citizenship papers, part 2
Denise Cook: So you said that your mother and your grandfather got citizenship. Do you want to tell me about that?
Joe Northover: Yeah. Mum and Pop got their citizenship papers. I still carry around with them. When Mum passed away we found them amongst her things so I asked if I could have them. They said, “Yes, you can have them”. So I carry them with me everywhere because it reminds me of what they had to put up with and some people have never seen the original papers and I show them and I say, “This is what the papers were like back then, what you had to have to carry. What you had to have to walk in town after 6 o’clock. To work you had to have them papers.” So it was like yep.
From: Joe Northover, interview for South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council, 31 July 2008
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