Archie Roach: ‘F Troop’
This is an excerpt from an ABC Express segment featuring Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter. In this clip, Archie talks about writing a song for his brother Lawrence, who had passed away two years previously.
The camera remains in close-up throughout the interview and captures Archie's warmth and honesty. The inclusion of him performing the song effectively illustrates the story.
Lawrence and Archie were members of what Archie refers to as a 'drinking school' in Fitzroy, Melbourne. They called themselves the F Troop after the American TV series from the 1960s.
Notes by Beth Taylor and Adam Blackshaw