Posted on January 12, 2010 - by sophia
Songs About Albert
We have developed a playlist of songs that either reference, or are about, Albert Namatjira. Let us know if you think we’ve missed any! 🙂
1. Native Born, by Archie Roach, Charcoal Lane
2. Truganini by Midnight Oil , 20000 Watt RSL – The Midnight Oil Collection (Remastered)
3. Albert Namatjira by Not Drowning Waving, Circus
4. The Camel Boy by John Williamson, Chandelier of Stars
5. Raining On the Rock by John Williamson, Mallee Boy
6. I Am Australian by Bruce Woodley, Carter & Carter & Claire Woodley
Namatjira by Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker)
Aboriginal man, you walked with pride,
And painted with joy the countryside.
Original man, your fame grew fast,
Men pointed you out as you went past.
But vain the honour and tributes paid
For you strangled in rules the white man made:
You broke no law of the your own wild clan
Which says, “Share all with your fellow-man.”
What did their loud acclaim avail
Who gave you honour, then gave you jail?
Namatjira, they boomed your art,
They called you genius, then broke your heart.
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