The Moral Archie Roach's Took The Children Away

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Aboriginal culture has existed for over 50,000 years, they are the original inhabitants of Australia; they worked diligently within their communities to enrich their culture and connection with their land. The moral Archie Roach evolved throughout Took the Children Away, is that the European colonists were unfair and unjust to the Aborigines by taking their powerless children away into mission land, ‘snatched from their mother 's breast, said this is for the best, took them away.’ They also heartlessly took away the Aborigines’ land too, ‘I would not tell lies to you, like the promises they did not keep.’ This signifies that ‘white men’ did not keep their promises and never wanted the best for them, ‘The welfare and the policeman, said you …show more content…

The Europeans compelled the Indigenous children to live as ‘white people,’ ‘Told us all the white men’s way,’ this can be assumed that ‘white colonists’ wanted to eliminate all Aboriginal culture and forced to make them to live as Europeans and take away their lands as it was considered as ‘Terra Nullius’ (no man’s land) as they did to their rights, ‘Like the promises they did not keep, how they fenced us in like sheep.’ This implies that they were not humans to the First Settlers but rather as flora and fauna. Certainly, this was an issue as the Indigenous culture and spirituality were intertwined as one with their land. According to Creative Spirits (2017) in 1997, all Indigenous lives took a great turn and was granted all Aboriginal children that were taken away to be released, their freedom was finally granted. Some children found their families, others returned to their lands, as expressed in the lyrical poem, ‘One sweet day, all the children came back,’ this supports the idea that, ‘Acting black, yet feeling white,’ was what the indigenous children really felt fervently deep down. This proved that the Indigenous children always felt connected to their land and families, despite of being raised in another culture and learning the culture of Europeans. Above all, even though the children were forcibly removed, their hearts remained where their real home was…land, this can be proved through the structure of the lyrical

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