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Transcript of ARCHIE WELLER
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
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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.
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
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
New revolution in late 1970s
Reggae-influenced Aboriginal music
"We Have Survived" by No Fixed Address
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
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
Going Home (1986)
Collection of Short Stories
- title story (1979)
Land of Golden Clouds