Tag: didgeridoo

Bali’s fake ‘Made in Australia’ boomerangs and didgeridoos robbing artists of a living

An undercover 60 Minutes investigation has exposed the Australian businesses importing fake Aboriginal artefacts from Indonesia to sell in Australian tourism stores.

The shocking exploitation of more than 40,000 years of indigenous culture has resulted in Aboriginal artists no longer being able to compete in the market – which was one of the largest remaining sources of independent income for indigenous communities.

Reporter Liam Bartlett began the investigation in the ancestral birthplace of the didgeridoo in Arnhem Land, Northern Australia.

‘I feel better already’ says Prince Charles after spiritual blessing by didgeridoo master

The Prince of Wales declared he felt “better already” after being given a spiritual blessing by the world didgeridoo master in Australia.

On a tour of the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Arts Centre in Gove, which showcases the work of the area’s indigenous people, Charles took part in a Yidaki healing ceremony, where a didgeridoo was blown close to his chest.

World-renowned didgeridoo master Djalu Gurriwiwi performed the 30-second blessing, after which Charles smiled and said: “I feel better already!”