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Tribal Music of Australia

Tribal Music of Australia (1953)

These are the first commercially available recordings of Australian Aboriginal music.

Length: 2 minutes 26 seconds

Performed by: Indigenous Australians from the Yirrkala district in far north-east Arnhem Land, recorded by AP Elkin

Featured in the National Registry of Recorded Sound collection

National Registry of Recorded Sound


National Film and Sound Archive

NFSA title number: 242999