Angel, Susan, 2009, Pretty fly for a white guy: audio repatriation to Arnhem Land, Scan (Sydney): journal of media arts culture, 6(3), 1-10.
Susan Angel raises questions about the construction of audio documentaries concerned with Indigenous cultural material and the role of the author-narrator in these encounters. Angel discusses Return to Arnhem Land (2007 ABC Radio Eye), the recent work of historian and independent producer Martin Thomas. In this documentary, we become witness to an audio event where the past and present seem to collide: ancient songs recorded on wire tape in 1948 are returned to the original descendants. Thomas makes us privy to this mediated, yet contested exchange.