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The Resource Tell me why : the story of my life and my music, Archie Roach

Tell me why : the story of my life and my music, Archie Roach

Label
Tell me why : the story of my life and my music
Title
Tell me why
Title remainder
the story of my life and my music
Statement of responsibility
Archie Roach
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A powerful memoir of a true Australian legend: stolen child, musical and lyrical genius, and leader. No one has lived as many lives as Archie Roach - stolen child, seeker, teenage alcoholic, lover, father, musical and lyrical genius, and leader - but it took him almost a lifetime to find out who he really was. Roach was only two years old when he was forcibly removed from his family. Brought up by a series of foster parents until his early teens, his world imploded when he received a letter that spoke of a life he had no memory of. In this intimate, moving and often shocking memoir, Archie's story is an extraordinary odyssey through love and heartbreak, family and community, survival and renewal - and the healing power of music. Overcoming enormous odds to find his story and his people, Archie voices the joy, pain and hope he found on his path through song to become the legendary singer-songwriter and storyteller that he is today - beloved by fans worldwide. Tell Me Why is a stunning account of resilience and the strength of spirit - and of a great love story
Storyline
Biography type
autobiography
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10807343
Cataloging source
ANL
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1955-
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Roach, Archie
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Roach, Archie
  • Musicians
  • Children, Aboriginal Australian
  • Aboriginal Australian
  • Music
  • Stolen generations (Australia)
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
Target audience
general
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the story of my life and my music
Label
Tell me why : the story of my life and my music, Archie Roach
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- pt. 1. Took the children away -- pt. 2. One for each person and one for the pot -- pt. 3. I'm so lonesome I could cry -- pt. 4. Tell me why -- pt. 5. F Troop -- pt. 6. Rally round the drum -- pt. 7. Nopun Kurongk (Go to the river) -- pt. 8. A child was born here -- pt. 9. Just a closer walk with thee -- pt. 10. Open up your eyes -- pt. 11. Down city streets -- pt. 12. Little by little -- pt. 13. The jetty song -- pt. 14. Small child -- pt. 15. Lighthouse (song for two mothers) -- pt. 16. Let love rule -- pt. 17. Always be here -- pt. 18. Place of fire -- CODA -- Discography -- A special acknowledgment -- Acknowledgments
Control code
000065670159
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
378 pages, 32 pages of plates
Isbn
9781760850166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)1108525069
Label
Tell me why : the story of my life and my music, Archie Roach
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- pt. 1. Took the children away -- pt. 2. One for each person and one for the pot -- pt. 3. I'm so lonesome I could cry -- pt. 4. Tell me why -- pt. 5. F Troop -- pt. 6. Rally round the drum -- pt. 7. Nopun Kurongk (Go to the river) -- pt. 8. A child was born here -- pt. 9. Just a closer walk with thee -- pt. 10. Open up your eyes -- pt. 11. Down city streets -- pt. 12. Little by little -- pt. 13. The jetty song -- pt. 14. Small child -- pt. 15. Lighthouse (song for two mothers) -- pt. 16. Let love rule -- pt. 17. Always be here -- pt. 18. Place of fire -- CODA -- Discography -- A special acknowledgment -- Acknowledgments
Control code
000065670159
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
378 pages, 32 pages of plates
Isbn
9781760850166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)1108525069

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