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Selected Audiography of Traditional Music of Aboriginal Australia

  • Linda Barwick and Allan Marett

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This listing presents selected sound recordings of traditional music from Aboriginal Australia and the Torres Strait Islands, organised by geographical region and musical style: 1) Northern Australia, subdivided into l.i) Central-Eastern Arnhem Land and l.ii) Western Arnhem Land including Bathurst and Melville Islands; 2) Kimberleys district; 3) Central Australia; 4) Southeastern Australia; 5) North Queensland; 6) Torres Strait; 7) Anthologies. In order to highlight significant stylistic continuities, the order of these categories corresponds roughly to anticlockwise geographical order around the continent starting from Northern Australia. Ordering of items within categories is alphabetical by title unless otherwise indicated. This listing does not include the considerable quantity of commercial recordings of music by Aboriginal performers in non-indigenous idioms (country, rock, reggae, etc. — for these, see Dunbar-Hall 1996). Nor does it include unpublished or privately published recordings (for listings of early recordings of this type see A.M. Moyle 1966, Stubington 1979).

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Anderson, Gregory D. 1992 Murlarra: A Clan Song Series of Central Arnhem Land. 3 vols. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University of Sydney.
1995Striking a Balance: Limited Variability in a Clan Song Series from Central Arnhem Land.” In Barwick, Marett and Tunstill 1995, 1325.
Barwick, Linda, Marett, Allan and Tunstill, Guy (eds.) 1995 The Essence of Singing and the Substance of Song: Recent Responses to the Aboriginal Performing Arts and Other Essays in Honour of Catherine Ellis. Sydney: University of Sydney (Oceania Monograph 46).
Berndt, Ronald M. 1987Other Creatures in Human Guise and Vice Versa: A Dilemma in Understanding.” In Clunies Ross, Donaldson and Wild 1987, 168–91.
Berndt, Ronald M., and Phillips, E.S. (eds.) 1973 The Australian Aboriginal Heritage: An Introduction through the Arts. Sydney: Australian Society for Education through the Arts with Ure Smith.
Clunies Ross, Margaret, Donaldson, Tamsin and Wild, Stephen A. (eds.) 1987 Songs of Aboriginal Australia. Sydney: University of Sydney (Oceania Monograph 32).
Clunies Ross, Margaret and Wild, Stephen A. 1984Formal Performance: The Relations of Music, Text and Dance in Arnhem Land Clan Songs.” Ethnomusicology 28: 209–35.
Dixon, Robert M.W., and Duwell, Martin (eds.) 1990 The Honey Ant Men's Love Song and Other Aboriginal Song Poems St. Lucia: University of Queensland Press.
Dixon, Robert M.W. and Koch, Grace D. 1996 Dyirbal Song Poetry. St. Lucia: University of Queensland Press.
Donaldson, Tamsin 1987Making a Song (and Dance?) in South-Eastern Australia.” In Clunies Ross, Donaldson and Wild 1987, 1442.
Dunbar-Hall, Peter 1996 Discography of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Performers. Sydney: Australian Music Centre.
Elkin, Adolphus P. and Jones, Trevor A. 1958 Arnhem Land Music (North Australia). Sydney: University of Sydney (Oceania Monograph 9).
Ellis, Catherine J. 1985 Aboriginal Music: Education for Living. Cross-Cultural Experiences from South Australia. St. Lucia: University of Queensland Press (reissued in paperback 1989, 1993).
Ellis, Catherine J. and Ellis, A. Maxwell 1973Learning Aboriginal Music.” In Berndt and Phillips 1973, 227–37.
Goodale, Jane 1971 Tiwi Wives: A Study of the Women of Melville Island, North Australia. Seattle and London: University of Washington Press.
Grau, Andrée 1983Sing a Dance, Dance a Song: The Relationship between Two Types of Formalised Movements and Music among the Tiwi of Melville and Bathurst Islands, North Australia.” Dance Research (U.K.) 1(2):3244.
Gummow, Margaret J. 1992 Aboriginal Songs from the Bundjalung and Gidabal Areas of South-Eastern Australia. 2 vols. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University of Sydney.
1995Songs and Sites/Moving Mountains: A Study of One Song from Northern NSW.” In Barwick, Marett and Tunstill 1995, 121–31.
Hiatt, Lester R. 1965 Kinship and Conflict: A Study of an Aboriginal Community in Northern Arnhem Land. Canberra: Australian National University.
Keen, Ian 1978 One Ceremony, One Song: An Economy of Religious Knowledge among the Yolngu of Northeast Arnhem Land. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, Australian National University.
Keogh, Raymond D. 1989 “Nurlu Songs from the West Kimberley: An Introduction.” Australian Aboriginal Studies 1989/number 1:211.
1991 Nurlu Songs of the West Kimberleys. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University of Sydney.
Koch, Grace D. 1987Dyirbal Gama Songs of Cape York.” In Clunies Ross, Donaldson and Wild 1987, 4362.
Knopoff, Steven 1992 “Yuta Manikay: Juxtaposition of Ancestral and Contemporary Elements in the Performance of Yolngu Clan Songs.” Yearbook of the International Council for Traditional Music 24:138–53.
Magowan, Fiona 1994 “ ‘The Land is Our Märr (Essence), It Stays Forever': The Yothu-Yindi Relationship in Australian Aboriginal Traditional and Popular Musics.” In M. Stokes (ed.), Ethnicity, Identity and Music: The Musical Construction of Place (Oxford and Providence, USA: Berg), 135155.
Marett, Allan 1994 “Wangga: Socially Powerful Songs?” The World of Music 1/1994:6781.
Merlan, Francesca 1987Catfish and Alligator: Totemic Songs of the Western Roper River, Northern Territory.” In Clunies Ross, Donaldson and Wild 1987, 142–67.
Morphy, Howard 1984 Journey to the Crocodile's Nest, by Howard Morphy with an afterword by Ian Dunlop. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
Moyle, Alice M. 1960Two Native Song-styles recorded in Tasmania.” Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 94:73–8.
1964Bara and Mamariga Songs on Groote Eylandt.” Musicology I: The Proceedings of the Musicological Society of Australia: 15-24 (special issue of Canon 17.3).
1966 A Handlist of Field Collections of Recorded Music in Australia and Torres Strait. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
1967 Songs from the Northern Territory. Companion Booklet for Five 12-inch LP Discs (Cat. No. AIAS M-110/5). Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies (revised edition 1974).
1974 North Australian Music. A Taxonomic Approach to the Study of Aboriginal Song Performances. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, Monash University.
Moyle, Richard M. 1976Ethnic music records — or not?Australian Performing Rights Association Journal 2(1):74–6.
1986 Alyawarra Music. Songs and Society in a Central Australian Community. By Richard M. Moyle with the help of Slippery Morton, Alyawarra interpreter. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
Stanner, William E.H. 1963 On Aboriginal Religion. Sydney: University of Sydney (Oceania Monograph 11, reprinted (1989) as Oceania Monograph 36).
Stubington, Jill 1978 Yolngu Manikay: Modern Performances of Australian Aboriginal Clan Songs. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, Monash University.
1979 A Bibliography and Discography of Australian Aboriginal Music. Clayton VIC: Monash University.
Stubington, Jill and Dunbar-Hall, Peter 1994Yothu Yindi's ‘Treaty': Ganma in Music.” Popular Music 13(3):243–59.
Sutton, Peter 1987Mystery and Change.” In Clunies Ross, Donaldson and Wild 1987, 7796.
Tunstill, Guy T. 1987Melody and Rhythmic Structure in Pitjantjatjara Song.” In Clunies Ross, Donaldson and Wild 1987, 121–41.
1995Learning Pitjantjatjara Song.” In Barwick, Marett and Tunstill 1995, 5973.
Turner, David H. 1974 Tradition and Transformation: A Study of the Groote Eylandt Area Aborigines of Northern Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
von Sturmer, John 1987Aboriginal Singing and Notions of Power.” In Clunies Ross, Donaldson and Wild 1987, 6376.
Wild, S.A., (ed.) 1986 ROM: An Aboriginal Ritual of Diplomacy. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press.
1987 “Recreating the Jukurrpa: Adaptation and Innovation of Songs and Ceremonies in Warlpiri Society.” In Clunies Ross, Donaldson and Wild 1987, 97120.
Williams, Drid 1988Homo Nullius: The Status of Aboriginal Dancing in Northern Queensland.” Journal for the Anthropological Study of Human Movement 6(3):87111.
Worsley, Peter M. 1954 The Changing Social Structure of the Warnindiljaugwa. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, Australian National University.

Selected Audiography of Traditional Music of Aboriginal Australia

  • Linda Barwick and Allan Marett

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