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Thursday, 10 May 2018
Page: 2863

Senator URQUHART (TasmaniaOpposition Whip in the Senate) (11:51): At the request of Senator McCarthy, I move:

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).