|Origin||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Associated acts||Emma Donovan, The Black Arm Band|
|Past members||Emma Donovan
Stiff Gins are an Indigenous Australian band from Sydney. They call their music "acoustic with harmonies" and are regularly compared to Tiddas. The band was formed by Emma Donovan, Nardi Simpson and Kaleena Briggs after meeting at the Eora Centre while studying music. The band's name uses the word gin (a derogatory word for Aboriginal woman which was also a Dharug word for woman/wife) with the word stiff to become strong black woman, a name which caused debate about use of the word gin.
- Soh Fa ep (2000) - Sony
- Morning Star ep (2000) - Sony
- Origins (2001) - Sony
- Kingia Australis (2004) - Didgeridoo records
- Wind & Water (2011) - Gadigal Music
- Ewans, Michael; Rosalind Halton; John A. Phillips (2004). Music Research: New Directions for a New Century. Cambridge Scholars Press. ISBN 9781904303350.
- TE Archive Drink up the Heady soul of Stiff Gins
- Dunbar-Hall, Peter; Chris Gibson (July 2004). Deadly Sounds, Deadly Places. Contemporary Aboriginal Music in Australia. University of New South Wales Press. ISBN 9780868406220.
- Michael Ewans, Rosalind Halton, John A. Phillips Music Research: New Directions for a New Century 2004 Page 159 "... 2000, the group won a “Deadly” award (The National Indigenous Music, Sport, Entertainment and Community Awards) for Most Promising New Talent, and in 2001, they won the Single Release of the Year award for their song “Morning Star."
- Elder, Bruce (11 June 2011), "Indigenous folk", The Sydney Morning Herald
Davis, Therese (2006). "'The Spirit, the Heart and the Power': An Interview with the 'Stiff Gins' on Music, Friendship and History". Aboriginal History. 30: 111–123.