Bob's Open Road

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  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Australia 2008

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Uluru, Northern Territory Australia

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 5

  • ON DVD:

    Roadtrip Nation: Season 5

BOB RANDALL

Musician/Writer/Documentarian

“It's ordinary people that can make the difference; honestly, people's power is the only way to change a system that is not a good system.”

INTERESTS:

Music Writing

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Beliefs & Faith Courage Culture Family Struggle

TAGS:

abducted, anger, bitterness, ceremony, death, home, land, letting go, loss, making a difference, moving on, parents, people, positivity, sharing stories, stolen generation, survival, taken, talking with people, Uluru

BIOGRAPHY:

Bob Randall is an aboriginal leader and part of Australia's stolen generation. He recalls the way things used to be: People took only what they needed from the land; children were taught how to survive through stories, songs, and dances passed down through generations. At age 7, Bob was taken away from his family and placed in an institution thousands of miles away. These important life lessons were stolen from him and countless others. He spent years looking for his family and eventually found relatives, but unfortunately, both parents had passed. As reflected in his giant grin, Bob believes he has "given his bitterness to the wind" and finds peace by sharing his story.

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