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y separately published work icon Took the Children Away single work   picture book   lyric/song   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Took the Children Away
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'"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.' (From the publisher's website.)

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell East, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: One Day Hill , 2010 .
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      Extent: 1v. (unpaged)p.
      Description: col. illus.
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      • 'Took the children away is reproduced with kind permission from Mushroom Music Publishing' (Title page verso)
      ISBN: 9780980564341 (pbk.), 0980564344

Works about this Work

Artful Creations Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 April 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of How Frogmouth Found Her Home Ambelin Kwaymullina , 2010 single work picture book ; Me and My Dad Sally Morgan , Ezekiel Kwaymullina , 2010 single work picture book ; An Australian ABC of Animals Bronwyn Bancroft , 2004 single work picture book ; An Australian 1, 2, 3 of Animals Bronwyn Bancroft , 2007 single work picture book ; My Island Home Neil Murray , 2010 single work picture book ; Solid Rock Shane Howard , 2010 single work picture book ; Took the Children Away Archie Roach , 2010 single work picture book lyric/song
Off the Shelf : For Children Lorien Kaye , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 November 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of Took the Children Away Archie Roach , 2010 single work picture book lyric/song
Serious Business for Children Andrew Hamilton , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 11 October vol. 20 no. 20 2010;

— Review of My Island Home Neil Murray , 2010 single work picture book ; Took the Children Away Archie Roach , 2010 single work picture book lyric/song ; Solid Rock Shane Howard , 2010 single work picture book
Serious Business for Children Andrew Hamilton , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 11 October vol. 20 no. 20 2010;

— Review of My Island Home Neil Murray , 2010 single work picture book ; Took the Children Away Archie Roach , 2010 single work picture book lyric/song ; Solid Rock Shane Howard , 2010 single work picture book
Off the Shelf : For Children Lorien Kaye , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 November 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of Took the Children Away Archie Roach , 2010 single work picture book lyric/song
Artful Creations Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 April 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of How Frogmouth Found Her Home Ambelin Kwaymullina , 2010 single work picture book ; Me and My Dad Sally Morgan , Ezekiel Kwaymullina , 2010 single work picture book ; An Australian ABC of Animals Bronwyn Bancroft , 2004 single work picture book ; An Australian 1, 2, 3 of Animals Bronwyn Bancroft , 2007 single work picture book ; My Island Home Neil Murray , 2010 single work picture book ; Solid Rock Shane Howard , 2010 single work picture book ; Took the Children Away Archie Roach , 2010 single work picture book lyric/song
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