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The Murru Project

For five years, Big hART worked with prisoners in Roebourne Regional Prison on writing and recording music that celebrates their life, community and culture. In 2013, Big hART enlisted some talented musicians, singers and songwriters to visit Roebourne and collaborate with the community and prisoners on a compilation album to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the passing of 16-year old John Pat in a Roebourne police cell on September 28, 1983. This album is titled Murru – the nickname used by John’s family when he was a boy.

Have a look at the website

Have a look at a video of an early performance of Murru.

Listen to Deb Myers, Bill Chambers and Harry Hookey talk about the work.

Read an article about the work Murru Dave 2017.