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Took the Children Away
written by Archie Roach
One Day Hill | ISBN 9780980564341
Paperback – 36 pages
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Took the Children Away is a moving indictment of the treatment of indigenous children from the 'Stolen Generation' and a song which 'struck a chord' not only among the wider Aboriginal community, but also nationally.
The song was awarded two ARIA Awards, as well as an international Human Rights Achievement Award, the first time this had been awarded to a songwriter because of a song.
The album it came from featured in Rolling Stone magazine's Top 100 Albums for 1992. From the lyrics of this iconic song a very special book for children of all ages has been created.
Featuring he heart wrenching lyrics of Archie Roach and the classic artwork of his late wife and soul-mate Ruby Hunter, this book is destined to become a masterpiece. Renowned Queensland artist, Peter Hudson has adorned the book with his stunning lands capes of South West Victoria - Archie's traditional lands.
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