Tag Archives: Warumpi Band

Big Name No Blanket

At the end of May 2007, I found myself in Alice Springs for a couple of days as part of a tour of Aboriginal communities and art centres sponsored by Austrade.  We had an afternoon free and so I made … Continue reading

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Top (End) Books

Great and very timely news from the publishing world tonight: Niblock Publishing has re-issued two of Andrew McMillan’s books, both of which have been out of print for far too long. I’ve written about both of them before, so I won’t go … Continue reading

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Sad News from Elcho Island

When I was in Alice Springs I had the chance to catch up with Daphne Williams for an hour or so one afternoon. It was wonderful to see her, but she had the sad news for me that the lead … Continue reading

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Blackfella/Whitefella: the Warumpi Band

Until about five years ago, I was totally ignorant of Australian rock ‘n’ roll. Then I watched the closing ceremonies of the Sydney Olympics, and everything changed. I guess I’d heard of Midnight Oil, but didn’t know anything about them, … Continue reading

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