Ŋoŋu Ganambarr yiḏaki Eb/F# (HLY-410)


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A great yiḏaki from Ŋoŋu with medium backpressure, easy transition between the horn and drone; the instrument is responsive to tongue and lip movements. The sound has a murky feel to it, that gives interesting, unusual acoustics to its sound.

Key: Eb
Length: 140cm
Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.8cm
Available from NSW, Australia with worldwide shipping

For details and specifications see ‘Additional information‘ tab below.

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Cultural context

Maker: Ŋoŋu Ganambarr
Clan: Daṯiwuy
Moiety: Dhuwa
Homeland: Rorruwuy
Rorruwuy is a small community, about 3 hours drive to the East from Yirrkala and Gove region. The homeland belong to the Ḏatiwuy clan. The establishments situated a few hundred meters away from the mangroves, at the edge of the Arnhem Bay. The community has only 5 houses and a small health centre.
Place of residency: Yirrkala and Dhälinybuy
Yirrkala is the major Aboriginal community of the the Miwatj region, the North-east part of Arnhem Land. The community was established by the Overseas Methodist Mission in the mid-twentieth century, and became the semi-permanent home of members of about 15 different clan-groups who were residing the region in the pre-colonial history. Today, Yirrkala has over 800 residents, have a school, shop, and the home of the word-renowned Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka art centre.
Dhälinybuy is a bigger homeland, situated about an hour drive to the east from the Gove region. The community lays on Warramiri land, have about 10 houses, a school and a health centre, and provide home for several families. Dhälinybuy is the home of many Yolŋu artists and several yiḏaki makers.


Additional information

Weight2.2 kg
Dimensions140 cm
Area of origin

Dhälinybuy homeland, Northeast Arnhem Land


Natural pigments on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus (gaḏayka)





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