Archie Roach Essay

Hello people,
It has been a while since I last posted something. At school we had to choose a person to do a biography project on who had done something good for the world. I picked Archie Roach to look more deeply at as I think he has a strong story and has advocated for Aboriginal rights. Below is my essay about Archie Roach.

Childhood and family
Archibald William Roach was born at Mooroopna, Victoria on the 8th of January 1956. Later he moved to Framlingham where his mother was born.  At the age of two in 1958 him and his sisters were stolen from their family as part of the stolen generations, and they were placed into orphanages. Archie was eventually fostered by Alex and Dulcie Cox a Spanish immigrant family in Melbourne. Their eldest daughter Mary Cox sung church hymns and taught Archie the basics of guitar and keyboards, that is what start Archies love to create music. He then got a letter from his real sister telling him that his mother just died, he spent the next few years on the streets battling alcoholism and smoking.

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Happy New Year!!

What a year it has been! Fires, the virus and now rain! I have put together a selection of photos and videos I took this year hope you enjoy them

A drone video I filmed in Creswick

Sourdough Bread Recipe

I was getting my dough out of the fridge after it’s final proof and i was thinking,”Will this dough work when I tip it out?” It was quite nerve wracking as I tipped it out. Guess what? It worked! It turned out to be my best loaf I had ever made. Below is the recipe.



  • 400g of bread flour
  • 50g of whole wheat flour
  • 350g of water
  • 80g of active sourdough starter
  • 10g of salt
  • 50/50 mix of rice flour and al purpose flour for dusting
  • Banneton or a pyrex bowl

Day1: Preparing the Dough

On Day 1, you’ll make and proof the dough. This is the most labour intensive day, the entire process will take around 5 hours.

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Wonder, Wish, Surprise Poem


For the holidays I was given a project to do called Wonder, Wish, Surprise. We had to write a poem and an essay about a wish for the world. My wish for the world is that the Aboriginal People can  get more say in what they do and can live a life without being nervous about police coming up to their house and putting them in custody. I will publish my essay as my next post.


They’re big they’re small

They’re bold they’re brave

They sing they dance

They own they share

They love they care

They scream they shout

They give they take

They’re the Traditional Owners of the land

My Views of being in isolation

Hello, I’m back! I wanted to talk a little bit about how I have liked and not liked in being in isolation. After going on our trip in 2018, I got used to not seeing anyone but my immediate family. Therefore being in isolation has not been too hard or boring for me.

What have I been doing?

While in isolation we have been living on a campsite near Ballarat, that my dad works for so I have had a lot of space to do stuff. Some things I have been doing. Are: Bike riding (Geoff has made a 3km bike track around the property along with a skills track). Also, I have been doing jobs around the camp, cooking, playing Lego, doing school work and playing music. While we have been in isolation we sold our old house, it was a big palaver but we got there in the end.

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