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My Brown Skin Baby: The first anthem of the Stolen Generation

Bob Randall in 1971

MusicMusiciansStolen Generations

4 Apr 2017 Dr Blake Singley

Bob Randall was one of the thousands of Aboriginal children throughout Australia that were subjected to the official government policy of forcibly separating Aboriginal children from their families and placing them in institutions or with European families. These experiences led him to write what is widely regarded as the first song to chronicle the events and impacts of the Stolen Generation.

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Song for the Gurindji

Gurindji blues record cover

MusicMusiciansLand rights

10 Aug 2016 Dr Blake Singley

The efforts of the Gurindji to reclaim their ancestral land became one of the emblematic events of the land rights struggle in Australia.

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