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Curated by Jessie Lloyd, the Mission Songs Project is an initiative to revive and present a rare collection of early Australian Indigenous contemporary songs that were composed and performed between 1900 to 1999.

More info here: missionsongsproject.com

The Mission Songs Project faithfully explores the musical journey of Indigenous music, as Jessie Lloyd connects the traditional with contemporary and reveals the continuation of cultural practice and oral traditions into the twenty first century.

These songs, largely hidden from the outside world, offer a unique window of life on the Christian missions, native settlements and the fringes of townships where Aboriginal and Islander people were displaced.

Photo by Chris Frape