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Took the Children Away

Archi Roach & Ruby Hunter

Archie Roach AM’s deeply personal song, ‘Took the Children Away’ 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.


This book is a perfect companian text for 'Our Home, Our Heartbeat' by Adam Briggs adapted from Briggs’ celebrated song 'The Children Came Back'.

Took the Children Away
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