Bob Randall

Bob Randall is a Yankunytjatjara Elder and a traditional owner of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Bob is one of the Stolen Generation of the Aboriginal people, taken from his family at the age of seven. Throughout his life, Bob has worked as a teacher and leader for Aboriginal land rights, education, community development and cultural awareness. In the early '70s, Bob's song "Brown Skin Baby (They Took Me Away)" became an anthem for the Aboriginal people. He is the author of two books: his autobiography Songman and a children's book, Tracker Tjginji. He is also the subject of the recent documentary film, Kanyini.

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You kind of feel that you're living with family when you include everything that is alive… And then you grow up, knowing that these are all your family. You can never feel lonely in that situation. How can you, when all around you is family members…

From the Film The Land Owns Us