You might have heard of the recent Southern Deadly Yarns series by Neporendi Aboriginal Forum Inc. and Onkaparinga Libraries, which presented a virtual interviews with a First Nations author each week.

The last of these was a chat with Archie Roach, who has been an important figure in Australian music and culture for more than 30 years, and recently won the ARIA for Best Male Artist, as well as the Double J Australian artist of the year.

This interview celebrates the release of the 30th anniversary edition of his picture book “Took the Children Away”, based on his iconic song of the same name. He discusses his days spent sitting with friends in Adelaide’s Tarndanyangga (Victoria Square), his connection to his culture and the importance of teaching the next generations about the Stolen Generation.

Thanks to Onkaparinga Libraries and Neporendi for letting us play this great interview!

To watch or listen to more interviews in the series, including ones with Bruce Pascoe and Anita Heiss, go to Onkaparinga Libraries here.