Sentenced in March 2008 to 3 yrs jail with 2.5 yrs suspended - To serve 6 months jail.Sentence increased by 1 year after an appeal by the DPP.A, B and C: Three didgeridoos that were crafted and decorated by traditional custodians of the instrument D: Typical non-traditional Aboriginal didgeridoo made for tourist trade with non-traditional decorations E: A didgeridoo made by non-Aboriginals in Australia, not decorated) (also known as a didjeridu) is a wind instrument developed by Indigenous Australians of northern Australia potentially within the last 1,500 years and still in widespread use today both in Australia and around the world.It is sometimes described as a natural wooden trumpet or "drone pipe". There are no reliable sources stating the didgeridoo's exact age.Archaeological studies of rock art in Northern Australia suggest that the people of the Kakadu region of the Northern Territory have been using the didgeridoo for less than 1,000 years, based on the dating of paintings on cave walls and shelters from this period.A modern didgeridoo is usually cylindrical or conical, and can measure anywhere from 1 to 3 m (3 to 10 ft) long. Generally, the longer the instrument, the lower its pitch or key.
The earliest occurrences of the word in print include a 1908 edition of the Hamilton Spectator, Dúdaire/dúidire is a noun that may mean, depending on the context, "trumpeter", "hummer", "crooner", "long-necked person", "puffer", "eavesdropper", or "chain smoker", while dubh means "black" and dúth means "native".
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The archival collection was used extensively for research and sourcing photographs for the Centenary history book The Power of Humanity: 100 Years of Australian Red Cross 1914-2014 by Melanie Oppenheimer.
It is also used regularly by researchers studying n a wide range of subjects and topics covered by Red Cross as a result of its activities and programs In 2014 we marked the Centenary of Australian Red Cross by donating our archive and heritage collection from the national office and Victorian division to the University of Melbourne Archives, a gift to the nation to be preserved and shared with future generations.