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Blog post from Wednesday, 21 January, 2015

2nd National Aboriginal Country and Western Festival [picture].[Canberra, ACT] : Aboriginal Arts Board, 1977. Posters 1775. Available from the State Library of New South Wales

To celebrate the Aboriginal Showcase at Tamworth Country Music Festival, members of the Indigenous Services Branch revisited collection items that State Library holds relating to the Aboriginal Country Music.

Pictured above is a poster of 2nd National Aboriginal Country and Western Festival, that was held in 1977 in Canberra. Pictured below is sheet music from Jimmy Little’s 1963 album Sing to Glory, featuring his hit song Royal Telephone.

Sing to glory : featuring Royal telephone / Jimmy Little. [Sydney] Crown Music Publishing Pty. Ltd., [1963]. MUSIC FILE/LIT

Both items can found in State Library of New South Wales’ Catalogue. Available here

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