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content of this page was originally created by Peter
"This specimen was collected in northern
Australia in 1879, that is, before the word 'didjeridu'
was in circulation. In the first written report on this
instrument, seen at Raffles Bay, Coburg Peninsula, the
Aboriginal name for a small bamboo tube was given as ebroo
(TB Wilson, Narrative of a Voyage Round the World,
1835). Measurements: Length 115 cm. Proximal end - external
diameter: 3.9 cm. Distal end - external diameter: 5 cm.
(Photograph by courtesy of the Museum fur Volkerkunde,
Berlin. Cat. No. VI 2277)" (Moyle, 1978).
ngarra dhuwala balanda dirramu ga yaaku
Peter ga ngarra ga yolnguwa romgu ga mathawa
ga manikaygu marnggithirri. Dhuwalanydja waanga
(website) balandawa marnggithinyarawa yolnguwa
walngawa, romgu ga manikaygu. Ngarra djaal balandawa walala marnggithirri yolnguwala maarr ga bukmak Yolngu ga Balanda rrambangi djaamamirri.
my name is Peter and I'm a balanda man learning about
yolngu law, language and song. These pages are for
balanda to learn about some facets of yolngu life,
law and song, so that balanda will better understand
yolngu and we can work and live together.)