Ali Mills

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Ali Mills
InstrumentsVocals, Ukulele

Ali Mills is an indigenous singer based in Darwin, Northern Territory.[1] She is a Larrakia woman with some Irish ancestry.[2] Her Kriol version of "Waltzing Matilda" sung in her Gurindji-Kungarakan language (written by her great uncle Val McGuinness)[3] has received national airplay.[4] She was a member of Darwin group Mills Sisters before going solo. In 2010, she released her debut solo album Waltjim Bat Matilda.[5] She was nominated for three Deadlys in 2010 for Female Artist of the Year, Album of the Year (for Waltjim Bat Matilda) and Single of the Year (for "Waltjim Bat Matilda")[6] and she performed at the awards ceremony.[7]


  • Waltjim Bat Matilda (2010) - Skinnyfish[8][9]

with Mills Sisters

  • The Arafura Pearls (1987)


  1. ^ Edwards, Amy (14 September 2010), "Grandma's waltzing the nation", The Newcastle Herald
  2. ^ Langford, Ben (14 May 2010), "Veteran Ali finally bags solo album", Northern Territory News
  3. ^ Byrne, Conor (25 August 2010), "One in a million", Darwin Palmerston Sun
  4. ^ Shedden, Iain (12 June 2010), "The road opens up for musical Mills", The Australian
  5. ^ Hillier, Tony (15 May 2010), "Waltjim Bat Matilda review", The Australian
  6. ^ "NT stars ready to get Deadly", Northern Territory News, 22 September 2010
  7. ^ "Aboriginal awards a Deadly success", Northern Territory News, 29 September 2010
  8. ^ Elder, Bruce (24 September 2010), "Waltjim Bat Matilda review", Sydney Morning Herald
  9. ^ "Waltjim Bat Matilda review", Coffs Coast Advocate, 30 June 2010