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Archie Roach: Young People’s History Prize 2021 – WINNER

Judges’ comments

Tell My Why, for young adults, is a gracious and honest first-person account of the life of Archie Roach, one of Australia’s most acclaimed musicians. We are invited into Roach’s life — his childhood, where memories are fragmented images, reconnecting with family, finding love, becoming a father, an Elder and acclaimed storyteller. We come to understand a life lived in the shadow of loss of family and connections, as a result of government policies removing Indigenous children from their family and people. . .

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