• The University of Western Australia (M413), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Clint Bracknell is a Noongar song-maker, composer, and Professor of Music at the University of Western Australia. He investigates connections between song, language, and landscapes, often working on projects to improve Indigenous community access to intangible cultural heritage. His research intersects with applied linguistics, ethnomusicology, ecomusicology, popular music studies, Australian studies, and Indigenous studies.

Clint is an elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and serves as Deputy Chair of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) Council. He has co-translated world-first Indigenous language works in film and theatre, leads development of the Mayakeniny Noongar performance resource website, and releases music under the name Maatakitj.



D. Browning, M. Turpin and C. Bracknell. Song With No Boss. ABC Radio National five-part podcast series.

M. Turpin, B. Croft, C. Bracknell and F. Meakins. Aboriginal Australia’s smash hit that went viral. The Conversation.


Mayakeniny Noongar language and performance resources

Nyingarn platform for Indigenous language manuscripts


2021 Research Engagement Award, Edith Cowan University Vice Chancellor’s Awards

2020 Barrett Award for Australian Studies, International Australian Studies Association

2021 Best Composition, Performing Arts WA Awards

2017 Wingara Mura Excellence Award, The University of Sydney Vice Chancellor’s Awards

2016 Robert Street Prize for most outstanding PhD thesis, UWA

Education/Academic qualification

Music, PhD, Natj Waalanginy (What Singing?): Nyungar song from the South-West of Western Australia

13 Feb 201316 Feb 2016

Award Date: 3 Feb 2016

Education, Graduate Diploma of Education, Edith Cowan University


Media Studies, Bachelor of Arts, Murdoch University



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