• David Fanshawe 1997, NFSA title 350989

David Fanshawe Pacific Music Collection

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David Fanshawe 1997. NFSA title: 35074

Commencing in 1978, David Fanshawe spends 10 years visiting island communities in the Pacific, recording indigenous music and documenting the music and oral traditions of Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia.

The Fanshawe Pacific Music Archive held at the NFSA includes several hundred recordings with accompanying documentation and photographs. It was collected by Fanshawe in collaboration with the NFSA from 1983 to 1992.