Derby, Western Australia
An endless vastness
Like many towns in north Western Australia, Derby is surrounded by a seemingly endless vastness. It is 2354 km north of Perth and 236 km from the resort town of Broome on the tidal mudflats of King Sound. The waters can be treacherous with rips and gigantic tides, the highest tides anywhere in Australia.
The boab tree is an iconic feature of Derby. The famous boab prison tree is located 7 km from the town.
Derby was yet another place where we learnt a little bit of local language from a number of students and we were able to incorporate this into the two songs. It's great to see the connections students have to their culture.
From the lyrics it's clear how important friends, family and community are to these kids and in small towns this becomes even more obvious.
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Morganics and WireMC always found time to teach some dance moves. These students had practiced for a performance on the main stage that night and were also showing off their talents.
Finton Mahony on the far left makes sure he captures the students in action. The footage will later be spliced into the final music video.
Morganics working at his laptop mixing the recordings on the run. Technology has allowed the average person to mix and record sound and video like a pro. But it takes a pro to make a really good catchy song and music video.
Those incredible top end sunsets just kept coming! Choosing between the more than a dozen photos for the best one is nearly impossible.