Archie Roach On Overcoming Adversity

Archie Roach On Overcoming Adversity
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Always humble, Archie Roach talks about how he'd like people to view the online exhibition Archie Roach: His Story in Song.

He references a candid and heartwarming home movie of him and Ruby playing music in the lounge room while their son Eban is watching television.

Archie resists being seen purely as an inspiration and insists he's no greater or lesser than anyone else.

He says 'I'm just me, I'm just a normal person. No need to be standing on a pedestal, that's for sure'.

This clip is taken from an exclusive interview with the NFSA in 2019.

Notes by Beth Taylor