Uncle Bob Randall and his song Brown Skin Baby were the inspiration for this album.
Although the taking of aboriginal Children has interrupted their sense of identity, family relations, cultural rights and responsibilities, it has not dislocated them from their spiritual connection to the land, spirit and ancestors. The inquiry into the assimilation of those Aboriginal children of mixed descent presented a truth that could no longer be ignored. It was so disturbing that many gathered to pay their respects, demonstrate their disgust and empathise with the Aboriginal people. Sorry Day came out of the inquiry’s Bringing Them Home Report. From this came the Journey of Healing. Burraay expresses the pain caused, the recognition of the truth, and the need for healing.
SOURCE: CD COVER NOTES
BURRAY: A COMPILATION ALBUM DEDICATED TO THE STOLEN GENERATIONS
(Available from the National Sorry Day Committee, PO Box 467, Curtin, ACT 2605 or buy online at http://www.nsdc.org.au)
Thou Shalt Not Steal, Kev Carmody / Stolen Children’s Dreaming (Poem Part 1), Leah Purcell / Brown Skin Baby, Bob Randall & Tiddas / Weeping In The Forest, Archie Roach / Sweet Winds of Freedom, Johnny Huckle with Kerrianne Cox / Stolen Children, Kerrianne Cox / Proud, Proud Woman, Ruby Hunter / Stolen Children’s Dreaming (Poem Part 2), Leah Purcell / Dreaming, Charlie Trindall / Calling The Children Back, Louis Langton / Sorry, Goanna / Stolen Children’s Dreaming (Poem Part 3), Leah Purcell / Justice Will Be Done, Johnny Huckle, Shane Howard, Leah Purcell Kerrianne Cox & Mereana Otene Waaka / Journey of Healing, Johnny Huckle, Helen Moran & Mereana Otene Waaka