Auriel Andrew OAM (1947 – 2 January 2017) was an Indigenous Australian country musician of the Arrernte people of Central Australia. Andrew was born in Darwin, and grew up in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, leaving for Adelaide, South Australia aged 21 to pursue her music career.
Auriel came from the Arrernte people in Alice Springs. Her skin name was Mbitjana and her totem was the hairy caterpillar (Ayepe-arenye). The youngest of seven children, she started singing at the age of four, and began her professional career in the…
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