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Ruby's Story single work   musical theatre  
Note: Music and lyrics by Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter.
Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 Ruby's Story
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'Ruby's Story is a passionate and emotionally moving concert about stolen children and stolen water, sung and recounted by Ngarrindjeri woman Ruby Hunter and her partner in music and life, Archie Roach (Yorta Yorta).

The much loved and respected Ruby and Archie, both members of the Stolen Generation, are accompanied by Paul Grabowsky and the Australian Art Orchestra in this truly unique performance. The concert recounts Ruby's birth by the side of a billabong near the banks of the Murray River in SA. It charts her search for identity, the discovery of hope through love, and Ruby and Archie's return to the river to build a new life and a new home, to mend the wounds of the past.

Through lyrical and poignant songs, Ruby's Story is a tale about the abuse of power and the power of love; about facing up to past wrongs; and our shared responsibility to battle for the survival of our environment and the great river systems upon which all of our lives depend' Source: http://www.aao.com.au/(Sighted 1/6/04).

Exhibitions

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Production Details

  • First performed at the Playhouse, Sydney Opera House 4 - 5 June 2004 as part of the Message Sticks Indigenous Arts Festival and at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival 11 -12 June 2004. Director:Melinda Collie-Holmes; Musical Direction by Paul Grabowsky.

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Works about this Work

Vale Ruby Hunter, a Unique Australian Paul Grabowsky , 2010 single work obituary (for Ruby Hunter )
— Appears in: The Age , 20 February 2010; (p. 7)
Get The Message Ruby Hunter , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 4 May vol. 104 no. 5 2006; (p. 43)

— Review of Ruby's Story 2004 single work musical theatre
Ruby Tells Her Story 2005 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 13 July no. 355 2005; (p. 48)
Colour of Ruby Kathleen Noonan , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 2 - 3 July 2005; (p. 5)

— Review of Ruby's Story 2004 single work musical theatre
Daughter of the River Iain Shedden , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 1 June 2004; (p. 10)

— Review of Ruby's Story 2004 single work musical theatre
Daughter of the River Iain Shedden , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 1 June 2004; (p. 10)

— Review of Ruby's Story 2004 single work musical theatre
Colour of Ruby Kathleen Noonan , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 2 - 3 July 2005; (p. 5)

— Review of Ruby's Story 2004 single work musical theatre
Get The Message Ruby Hunter , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 4 May vol. 104 no. 5 2006; (p. 43)

— Review of Ruby's Story 2004 single work musical theatre
Ruby Tells Her Story 2005 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 13 July no. 355 2005; (p. 48)
Vale Ruby Hunter, a Unique Australian Paul Grabowsky , 2010 single work obituary (for Ruby Hunter )
— Appears in: The Age , 20 February 2010; (p. 7)
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