Ruby Hunter and Archie Roach are well known in Australia for many reasons including their music and fostering Aboriginal young people.
Ruby was born in the Riverland at Paringa, while Archie was born in Victoria. Both separated from their families as part of the stolen generation, the couple met in an Adelaide Salvation Army centre while living on the streets. They would go on to play many shows and releasing their music.
After moving to Barmera, the couple dedicated their lives to supporting Aboriginal youth and fostered 33 local children without government support.
The Berri Barmera Council along with the Aboriginal Community, have approved a monument on the edge of Lake Bonney to celebrate the couples work. The monument will include mosaics and QR codes for people to read up about the couples contribution to the Riverland.
Funds for this project will need to be raised by the community.
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