to Guan Lim, Peter Lister, and Ed Drury whose friendship,
knowledge and passion have inspired me to create this website.
Special thanks to Peter Lister for his donating his research
to Manikay.Com in "Didjeridu and Traditional Music of
the Top End." Thanks to Randy Graves who fleshed out
the information in the Films category. I also wish to recognise
the pioneering recording of this rich and vibrant music by
A.P. Elkin, LaMont West, T Jones, Lester & Betty Hiatt,
Sandra Le Brun Holmes and Alice Moyle - without their efforts
(at times under extreme technical conditions), those of us
so passionate about this music would never have had the opportunity
to enjoy it in its intended context, and in such variety.
But most of all I am forever grateful to the Aboriginal musicians
themselves for their willing and enthusiastic performances
and for allowing it to be recorded so that we may enjoy it
and hopefully better understand and appreciate their rich