Bob Randall

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.

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Milestones

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My road in life has been direct.
Part of Australia's "Stolen Generation"; taken from his Aboriginal home, placed in a Christian institution.
Aboriginal children are taken to bush camps and are taught the stories, songs, dances and art forms of their ancestors.
Randall was taken from his home, family before he got to experience this camp; his heritage was "taken away."
Was taken to a Methodist island with hundreds of other Aboriginal children, had to live in a dorm and he hated it.
Spent years trying to go back to his home, find his parents; finally found out that they'd both passed away.
After that heartache, he wrote out a 50-verse song of pain, then burnt it; set his pain alight, "gave it to the wind."
Returned to his Uluru community to learn about his ancestry, try to improve conditions through his music, films.
Says the key to staying positive is letting go of your pain, but also being willing and open to talking about it-this can foster change.
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Career

Career

Musician / Writer / Documentarian

I'm a caretaker and advocate for land rights, community development and cultural awareness for Aboriginal people.

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Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Music
Music
Writing
Writing
Upholding a Cause and Belief
Upholding a Cause and Belief