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The music of singer-songwriter Archie Roach has given voice to the pain, hope and pride of a generation. His talents have earned him a place among the most treasured musicians this country has produced.
On 25 January 1988, Archie Roach broke silences and unsettled history. Standing on a makeshift stage in La Perouse, Sydney—and armed with a guitar—Roach strummed one chord. And then he sang:
Tell me why by Archie Roach
Call Number: 782.42166 ROA
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 : for young adults by Archie Roach
Call Number: 782.42166 ROA (Autobiography)
Publication Date: 2021
Stand up for the Future: a celebration of inspirational young Australians
In his own words, "I was born in Mooroopna, way there by the river bend... ". Mooroopna is named after an Aboriginal word referring to a bend in the Goulburn River, near Shepparton in central Victoria.
Anh invites ground-breaking singer/songwriter Archie Roach to the studio to tell his story as a member of the Stolen Generation. He shares how music and soulmate Ruby saved him from a life of anger on the streets. (2018)