Stiff Gins (Kaleena Briggs and Nardi Simpson) sing 'Dust', a song in two Aboriginal languages. A wax cylinder recording made on an original 1903 Edison Standard D model phonograph.
Celebrating the black and deadly women of Australian music, from Fanny Cochrane Smith in the 1890s to Jessica Mauboy in the 21st century.
Stiff Gins are musical duo Nardi Simpson and Kaleena Briggs.
The Edison Standard D model phonograph dates from around 1908 and has a clockwork spring-powered motor. It has been fitted with a recorder head that can play back two-minute cylinders.
In 2013 events and festivities took place throughout the year to mark 100 years since the naming of Australia’s federal capital.
Contemporary artists make new recordings on 19th century wax cylinder technology at the NFSA.