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11    Culture and the Arts— Dr G Yunupingu—Djarimirri album

Senator Urquhart, at the request of Senator McCarthy and pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 820—That the Senate—

               (a)       acknowledges the passing of Dr G Yunupingu and extends its deepest sympathies to his family, friends, colleagues and the Yolngu people;

               (b)       applauds his contribution to Australian music;

                (c)       acknowledges that his album Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) has become the first album in Australian history recorded in an Indigenous language to reach number one on the ARIA charts; and

               (d)       notes that the names of the songs listed on Djarimirri are as follows:

Waak (Crow)

Galiku (Flag)

Ngarrpiya (Octopus)

Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow)

Djolin (Musical Instrument)

Marrayarr (Flag)

Gapu (Freshwater)

Djilawurr (Scrubfowl)

Baru (Saltwater Crocodile)

Gopuru (Tuna Swimming)

Djapana (Sunset)

Wulminda (Dark Clouds).

Statement by leave : The Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister (Senator McGrath), by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

Question put and passed.