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The Resource Took the children away, Archie Roach ; with illustrations by Ruby Hunter

Took the children away, Archie Roach ; with illustrations by Ruby Hunter

Label
Took the children away
Title
Took the children away
Statement of responsibility
Archie Roach ; with illustrations by Ruby Hunter
Title variation
Took the children away
Title variation remainder
the iconic song of the Stolen Generations
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Archie Roach AM's deeply personal song, 'Took the Children Away', from his 1990 debut album, Charcoal Lane, was the first song ever to receive a prestigious Australian Human Rights Award. Its impact was immediate, shining a stark light on Australia's shameful past practices of removing children from their families. The song also speaks of love and reconnection and has travelled across seas into the hearts of First Nations communities everywhere. One dark day, when Archie was just two years old, big black government cars came to his home at Framlingham Aboriginal Mission in southwest Victoria. They forcibly took Archie away from his mother, father and family - everything he had ever known. They took away thousands of other Aboriginal children, right around Australia. Powerful people had decided that these children would be better off living and learning all the white man's ways. Frightened and alone, they grew up in institutions and foster homes. They became known as the Stolen Generations. Ruby Hunter was one of those children, too, only eight when she was taken from the loving arms of her grandmother living on the Coorong in South Australia. Archie and Ruby met and fell in love as homeless teenagers and Archie started writing songs to help ease his pain. Archie's songs, loved by fans worldwide, tell a powerful story of survival and renewal, and the healing power of music. In this special 30th anniversary edition, Archie's iconic lyrics sit alongside evocative illustrations by his beloved soulmate and musical collaborator, Ruby Hunter. Also included are Archie's recollections of his family and rare historical photographs. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are warned that this book contains images of people who are deceased or who may now be deceased
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Illustration
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10948657
Cataloging source
ANL:PDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roach, Archie
Dewey number
782.42
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages: 8 - 14
LC call number
M1841.2.R63
LC item number
T66 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1955-2010
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hunter, Ruby
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Premier's Reading Challenge 5-6
Study program name
Premier's Reading Challenge 5-6
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Picture books
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Australian fiction
  • Stolen generations (Australia)
  • Songs, Australian
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Music
  • Songs, Aboriginal Australian
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Took the children away, Archie Roach ; with illustrations by Ruby Hunter
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067934423
Dimensions
27 x 31 cm.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781760857219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Stock number
NLApp90893
System control number
(OCoLC)1187180823
Terms governing use
Copyright © Archie Roach 2010. Paintings copyright © Ruby Hunter. Paintings copyright © Peter Hudson.
Label
Took the children away, Archie Roach ; with illustrations by Ruby Hunter
Publication
Copyright
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067934423
Dimensions
27 x 31 cm.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781760857219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Stock number
NLApp90893
System control number
(OCoLC)1187180823
Terms governing use
Copyright © Archie Roach 2010. Paintings copyright © Ruby Hunter. Paintings copyright © Peter Hudson.

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