Jan 14, 2013

Terry Napilil Pascoe: sun sets on Sunrize rock legacy

Bob Gosford — Editor of The Northern Myth

Bob Gosford

Editor of The Northern Myth

Indigenous musician Terry Napilil Pascoe passed away in Darwin last Thursday, surrounded by family and friends.

I can’t remember when or where I first met Terry Napilil Pascoe (his classificatory skin name) but it must have been sometime in the mid to late 1980s at his home community of Maningrida in central Arnhem land. We later spent many years, beers, laughs and tears together in the endeavour for which he’ll be remembered by most — the Sunrize Band.

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