Why digitise? Your audio cassette collection's digital future

  1. Introduction
  2. About this resource
  3. The Reilly collection
  4. Reasons to digitise
  5. Current project
  6. Digital formats
  7. Useful links
  8. Disclaimer

Dr Linda Barwick
PARADISEC, Transient Building F12
University of Sydney
NSW 2006

July 2001
revised September 2005

Reilly collection
The recordings, made by Lesley Reilly and others at Wadeye (Port Keats), NT, Australia between 1973 and 1983, include important public events, significant song traditions (thanpa, wangga, lirrga, wurlthirri) and stories in local languages (including Marri Ngarr, Murrinh-patha, Marritjevin), as well as recordings of local bands including the Iddiyi Bush Band and the Last Sunset Band. A full contents listing is available.

Lesley Reilly wished to digitise her collection for preservation and access purposes. The original recordings have now been deposited at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, and digital copies are held in the Wadeye Aboriginal Languages Centre Sound Archive and are available for public consultation at the Wadeye Knowledge Centre, a branch of the Northern Territory Library and Information Service.
About this resource
Reilly collection
Why digitise
Digital formats

© Linda Barwick 2001, 2003