Archie Roach AM

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Archie Roach AM

Biography

Archie Roach is best known as a singer and songwriter but he is also widely recognised as a campaigner for the rights of First Nations people, especially those who are part of the Stolen Generations. Archie himself was only four years old when he was forcibly removed from his family and made a ward of the state. From the release of his critically acclaimed, multi award-winning debut album Charcoal Lane in 1990 to his most recent album Dancing with My Spirit, Archie’s inspired and affecting musical and songwriting talent is considered one of the most important worldwide in expressing the issues facing First Nations people, with none more richly told than in one of his most powerful songs, ‘Took the Children Away’.

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16 Nov 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
Wurdi Youang (North), Level 5, Geelong Library & Heritage Centre