We were supposed to really actually forget about that lifestyle. But it'd come back to me in song.
Born in 1955, Hunter was a member of the Stolen Generations. She was forcibly removed from her family at the age of eight.
A Ngarrindjeri woman from South Australia, she met her lifelong partner and musical soul mate Archie Roach when she was 16. Both were homeless teenagers at the time.
Roach and Hunter have been described as singing/songwriting team of extraordinary spirit.
Their music took them around the world. They have sung alongside musical greats Tracy Chapman, Paul Kelly and Bob Dylan.
Hunter was the first Indigenous woman to be signed to a major record label.
She went on to be nominated for two ARIA Awards - best indigenous release and best blues and roots album.
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