Dear friends,

I am currently hoping to establish a consortium of like minded people and professionals who can help preserve over 100,000 hours of musical recordings of indigenous australian aboriginal music and oral song.  Without Federal funding, the recordings, currently on magentic tape, will deteriorate, taking with them the only known extant record of ancient traditions and heritage.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/10/27/2725131.htm

Anyone who feels able to contribute either in the way of lobbying, petitioning, or through volunteering their expertise, please indicate your interest by replying to this message.  I am then hoping to establish an online campaign to further the cause of preserving this essential cultural archive.

kind regards
Maria