Thursday, February 15, 2007


Took The Children Away


Some Australian History

Indigenous children have been forcibly removed from their families and communities since the very first days of the European occupation of Australia.

In that time, not one Indigenous family has escaped the effects. Most families have been affected in one or more generations by the removal of one or more children. Nationally, the Inquiry concludes that between one in three and one in ten Indigenous children were forcibly removed from their families and communities between 1910 and 1970.

Something About Archie

Archie was born at Framlingham Aboriginal mission, located near Warrnambool in southwestern Victoria. At any early age, Archie was taken from his family, part of the stolen generation and spent quite some time in institutions before being fostered by a non-Indigenous family in Melbourne. Archie grew up and left home to find himself and his people. He spent many years on the streets of Melbourne and Adelaide searching for his identity and his place in the world. Archie met up with Ruby Hunter, his lifelong partner during this time and together they have made a home for their children and continue to make music together.

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