Turn off Channels 7, 9 and 10 at 6.30 and watch something truly relevant and inspirational.
Yes, and so it was indeed… A transcript has appeared on that link. The following was far more moving than the words alone suggest:
ARCHIE ROACH: I was born in a place called Mooroopna in the Goulburn valley, Victoria. My sister managed to get a photograph of Mum and Dad. Mum was very tall and she was very light-skinned Aboriginal woman and my father was very dark, short, nuggety bloke from NSW. It was pretty amazing, you know. ‘Cause I’m looking at Dad, and saying, “Ah, yeah,” and look at Mum and thinking, “Who’s this white woman?” No wonder all my cousins are really, really fair. I’m the darkest of all the cousins. I’m the baby of the family. Four sisters and two brothers.
I didn’t have much time with my family at all before the authorities came in and removed us. You know, they came and just grabbed us. They took me and two sisters of mine, Gladdie and Diana, to a place called Liam Booth orphanage in Melbourne…
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