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Title Australian Story: The Music Lesson
Published Australia : ABC, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (27 min. 37 sec.) ; 166036729 bytes
Summary Featuring Jessica Mauboy, Molly Meldrum and Michael GudinskiSinger Jessica Mauboy introduces this updated program on the life of Yothu Yindi frontman Mr Yunupingu."Growing up in Darwin, everyone looked up to him, and it made me want to do that line of work. I wanted to be just like that," she says.Mr Yunupingu went from school teacher to school principal to international rock star when the song 'Treaty' became a hit around the world. He was named Australian of the Year in 1992. But his health deteriorated in the last 7 years due to a combination of diabetes, high blood pressure and alcohol dependence.In 2009 Australian Story documented his battle with kidney failure and his reluctant acceptance of a life on dialysis three times a week. He was awaiting a kidney transplant when he passed away last month, aged 56.The updated program includes new material on Mr Yunupingu's life at his home in Arnhem Land in his final years, as well as fresh interviews with his family, friends and music industry luminaries Molly Meldrum and Michael Gudinski
Event Broadcast 2013-07-08 at 20:00:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Yothu Yindi (Musical group)
Aboriginal Australians -- Music.
Celebrities -- Death.
Kidneys -- Diseases.
Racism -- Societies, etc.
Form Streaming video
Author Mauboy, Jessica, host
Cass, Alan, contributor
Garrett, Peter, contributor
Giles, Adam, contributor
Gudinski, Michael, contributor
James, Alan, contributor
Kelly, Paul, contributor
Lawton, Paul, contributor
Meldrum, Molly, contributor
O'Connell, Oliver, contributor
Reid, Janice, contributor
Wearne, Greg, contributor
Yindi, Yothu, contributor
Yunupingu, Mandawuy, contributor
Yunupingu, Yalmay, contributor