Roach


Roach
/roʊtʃ/ (say rohch)

noun
Archie (Archibald William Roach), born 1955, Australian rock singer; husband of singer Ruby Hunter.
Archie Roach was born at an Aboriginal mission near Warrnambool, Victoria, and at the age of three was taken from his parents and placed with white foster-parents, who were later prosecuted for his mistreatment. He lived more happily with his next foster-parents until a teenager, when he ran away. For many years, until his marriage and the start of his songwriting and singing, he lived a life marked by drunkenness and hostility. Roach's songs are about issues relating to Indigenous people and their problems, such as the stolen generation and deaths in custody. His first album, Charcoal Lane (1990), led to him winning the Best New Talent and Best Indigenous Record at the ARIA awards in 1991. His other albums include Looking for Butter Boy (1997), Sensual Being (2002) and Journey (2007).

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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