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Author Roach, Archie, lyricist

Title Took the children away / Archie Roach ; illustrated by Ruby Hunter with paintings by Peter Hudson
Published Camberwell East, Vic. : One Day Hill, [2010]
Camberwell East, Victoria : One Day Hill, 2010


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL CRC  305.89915 Roa/Ttc  AVAILABLE
 MELB CRC  305.89915 Roa/Ttc  AVAILABLE
 MELB CRC  305.89915 Roa/Ttc  AVAILABLE
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : coloured illustrations ; 24 x 23 cm
Series Premier's Reading Challenge. 5-6
Summary Took the Children Away is a moving indictment of the treatment of indigenous children from the 'Stolen Generation' and a song which 'struck a chord' not only among the wider Aboriginal community, but also nationally. The song was awarded two ARIA Awards, as well as an International Human Rights Achievement Award, the first time this had been awarded to a songwriter because of a song. The album it came from featured in Rolling Stone magazine's Top 100 Albums for 1992. From the lyrics of this iconic song a very special book for children of all ages has been created. Featuring he heart wrenching lyrics of Archie Roach and the classic artwork of his late wife and soul-mate Ruby Hunter, this book is destined to become a masterpiece. Renowned Queensland artist, Peter Hudson has adorned the book with his stunning landscapes of South West Victoria - Archie's traditional lands
Analysis Australian
juvenile Nonfiction
Notes "Took the children away is reproduced with kind permission from Mushroom Music Publishing"--T.p. verso
Audience For primary school age
Notes Copyright © Archie Roach 2010. Paintings copyright © Ruby Hunter. Paintings copyright © Peter Hudson
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Music -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile literature.
Aboriginal Australians -- Music -- Juvenile literature.
Aboriginal Australians -- Music.
Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of.
Arts, Aboriginal Australian -- Juvenile literature.
Music -- Australia -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile literature.
Music -- Australia -- History and criticism -- Juvenile literature.
Music -- Australia -- Picture books
Music -- Australia.
Songs -- Australia -- Texts.
Songs, Aboriginal Australian -- Texts -- Juvenile literature.
Songs, Aboriginal Australian -- Texts.
Songs, Australian -- Texts -- Juvenile literature
Artists, Aboriginal Australian -- Juvenile literature.
Songs, Australian -- Texts
Stolen generations (Australia) -- Songs and music -- Texts.
Stolen generations (Australia)
Stolen generations (Australia) -- Songs and music -- Juvenile literature.
Stolen generations (Australia) -- Songs and music.
Genre/Form Picture books.
Illustrated works.
Author Hudson, Peter, illustrator
Hunter, Ruby, 1955-2010, illustrator
Mushroom Music Publishing
ISBN 9780980564341 (paperback)