Last week a ripple of anger tore through Australia's music world. It was announced that Deadly Woman Blues, a book profiling Indigenous women musicians, was set to be recalled due to inaccuracies and poor research.

Authored by long-time music writer Clinton Walker, the book will soon fall out of the headlines, with publisher NewSouth Books removing it from shelves and attempting to redress the issue. But for Yorta Yorta soprano Deborah Cheetham, the events of last week are not just a singular burst of energy, but a repeated phenomenon in which she and other Indigenous people are called upon to clean up the mistakes of non-Indigenous Australians.