Letterstick Band

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Letterstick Band
Origin Maningrida, Australia
Genres Reggae, Rock
Labels CAAMA
Members Colin Maxwell
David Maxwell
Terence Wilson
Tim Wilson
Roly Milak
Mark Mirikul
Allen Murphy

Letterstick Band are a band from north-east Arnhem Land in Australia. The members are from the An-Barra Clan on the coast near Maningrida. They are named after the wooden tools on which messages are carved to communicate between places. They play a mixture of reggae and rock that has been called saltwater rock[1] and they sing in English and in Arnhem Land languages.[2]

Letterstick Band won a Deadly for Band of the Year in 2001. They are the subjects of the documentary Diyama - Soundtracks of Maningrida.[3]


  • An-Barra Clan (1998) - CAAMA[4]
  • Diyama (2003) - CAAMA[5]


  • Corn, Aaron (2002). "Burr-Gi Wargugu ngu-Ninya Rrawa: Expressions of Ancestry and Country in Songs by the Letterstick Band". Musicology Australia (XXV): 76. 
  1. ^ Sydney Morning Herald Solid rock
  2. ^ Letterstick Band
  3. ^ Australian Film Commission Diyama - Soundtracks of Maningrida
  4. ^ Music Australia An-Barra clan
  5. ^ Music Australia Diyama