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ARCHIE WELLER

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Transcript of ARCHIE WELLER

BIOGRAPHY
Born in 1957
Still alive today
Mixed Aboriginal and white descent
Grew up on a farm in southwestern Australia
His parents divorced when he was 12.
He moved to east Perth with his mother.
Attended a boarding school, Guildford Grammar School, for 8 years
WORKS CITED
"Australia". Map. Google Maps. Google, 9 Nov. 2014. Web. 9 Nov. 2014.

AustLit. Archie Weller. Web. 9 Nov. 2014.

Creative Spirits.
Aboriginal History Timeline (1970-1999)
. Web. 9 Nov. 2014.

Weller, Archie. "Going Home".
The Longman Anthology of World Literature, Vol. F
. 2nd Ed. Ed. David Damrosch and David L. Pike. New York: Pearson-Longman, 2009. 661-669. Print.

http://www.jrank.org/literature/pages/6157/Archie-Weller.html

http://lilwritergie.blogspot.com/2007/09/archie-weller-author.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_number-one_singles_in_Australia_during_the_1970s

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_number-one_singles_in_Australia_during_the_1980s

http://nga.gov.au/COLLECTIONS/Australia/
ARTWORK
ARCHIE WELLER
b. 1957

HISTORICAL
Australian federal police estabished
14 coalminers died in lethal gas explosion
National Farmer's Federation - inaugral meeting
American space station Skylab crashes in western Australia
Miss Universe celebrated in Perth
Continued friction between Aboriginals & whites
1st Aboriginal
Parliamentarian
Neville Bonner
won Australian
of the Year.

Elizabeth II - Queen of Australia
Fraser government - Malcom Fraser is Prime Minister
Economy - reasonable
Infation and unemployment on rise
Indo-China, Zimbabwe, and Iran of most concern to Australia
MUSIC
New revolution in late 1970s
Reggae-influenced Aboriginal music
"We Have Survived" by No Fixed Address
AUTHOR'S REGION
Born in Subiaco in western Australia
Grew up on a farm called Wooneup
near Cranebrook in the Great Southern Region
GEOGRAPHICAL SETTING OF STORY
"Let It Be" - The Beatles (1970
"Kung Fu Fighting" - Carl Douglas (1974)
"Bohemian Rhapsody" - Queen (1976)
"Stayin' Alive" - Bee Gees (1978)
"Y.M.C.A" - Village People (1979)
"Funky Town" - Lipps Inc. (1980)
"Jesse's Girl" - Rick Springfield (1981)
"Take On Me" - A-ha (1985)
"Kokomo" - The Beach Boys (1988-89)
POPULAR SONGS IN AUSTRALIA DURING THE 1970s
PROFESSIONAL CAREER
Farm worker
Printer
Gardener
Dishwasher
Hospital aide
Writer
POLITICAL
BIG WORKS
The Day of the Dog (1981)
Archie was released from prison in 1980
Thought it was wrongful conviction
Fueled by anger, Weller wrote story in 6 weeks
Won Western Australia Week Fiction Award
Adapted into film - Blackfellas
Prize-winning
Going Home (1986)
Collection of Short Stories
Going Home
- title story (1979)
First Citizen
(1988)
Screenplay
Land of Golden Clouds
(1998)
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