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Revisiting Arnhem Land: A Tribute to Yothu Yindi

WORLDWIDE | Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | Views [2851] | Comments [1]

In 2011, our Travel Documentary Scholarship winner went on assignment to Arnhem Land in the far north of Australia. This is the traditional land of the Yolngu people, one of whom died over the weekend.

Yunupingu was the lead singer of Yothu Yindi, Australia's most important indigenous rock band, he was the first aboriginal person from East Arnhem Land to gain a university degree, a school principal, a tribal elder and a former Australian of the year.

This is our tribute to him and the Yolngu people, which was shot by our Head of Content, Phil Sylvester. Phil says one of the great moments of that trip was being in a vehicle with a local Aboriginal elder when the Yothu Yindi song "Treaty Now" was played - it was a special moment to hear it sung in its local language. Watch it unfold in our video.

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Tags: aboriginal culture, arnhem land, australia, culture, music, scholarships, yolngu people, yothu yindi

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This brings back memories from when I visited Nhulunbuy. I remember that the crab we ate there was the tastiest crab I have ever had in my life! Great video. Yothu Yindi you will rock our world forever!

  tracie Jun 24, 2013 5:11 PM

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