Archie Roach on Family

Archie Roach on Family
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Archie Roach talks about the importance of family as a theme in his work.

Archie has known many families in his life: the one he was forcibly separated from when he was 2 years old; the Cox family who raised him; the surviving members of his family he reunited with as a young man after a letter from his sister Myrtle; the family of 'parkies' he met living on the streets of Fitzroy; and the family he created with his partner Ruby Hunter.

He also thinks a lot about the wider communities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, First Nations people around the world and the universal experience of being human.

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

Notes by Beth Taylor