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Jones, T(revor) A(lan)locked

  • Werner Gallusser

(b Sydney, Dec 18, 1932). Australian musicologist. He graduated from the University of Sydney (BA 1954, MA 1959) and studied at the New South Wales Conservatorium (1949–55); he continued studies at Harvard University (1955–6), with Thurston Dart in Cambridge (1956–8) and with Herbert Howells at the Royal College of Music (1957–8). After five years as senior lecturer at the University of Western Australia (1960–65), he became foundation professor in 1965 at Monash University, Melbourne. He served on the UNESCO Advisory Committee for Music, the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies’ Ethnomusicology Committee (1964–76), and the ABC Music Advisory Committee (1966–9). He retired in 1988. In the early years of his ethnomusicological research he worked with A.P. Elkin on indigenous Northern Australian music and became acquainted with the didjeridu, an instrument which he learnt to play himself and which he has described in minute detail, comparing it with similar non-Aborigine instruments. He has always strongly advocated including ethnic music in general education and developed a research plan for this purpose.


  • with A.P. Elkin: Arnhem Land Music, North Australia (Sydney, 1958)
  • ‘Music in Intercultural Education: a Theory, an Application and a Research Plan’, Music Educators Journal, 51/4 (1964–5), 89–95
  • ‘Australian Aboriginal Music: the Elkin Collection’s Contribution toward an Overall Picture’, Aboriginal Man in Australia: Essays in Honour of … A.P. Elkin, ed. R.M. and C.H. Berndt (Sydney, 1965), 285–374
  • ‘The Didjeridu: some Comparisons of its Typology and Musical Functions with Similar Instruments throughout the World’, SMA, 1 (1967), 23–55
  • ‘The Nature of Australian Aboriginal Music’, Australian Journal of Music Education, no.2 (1968), 9–13
  • ‘Traditional Music of Torres Strait: Musical Analysis, Fifteen Transcriptions, and Examples’, AIAS 11 (1972) [disc notes]
  • ‘The Yiraki (Didjeridu) in North-East Arnhem Land: Techniques and Styles’, Australian Aboriginal Heritage: an Introduction through the Arts, ed. R.M. Berndt and E.S. Phillips (Sydney, 1973), 269–74
  • ‘The Education of the Music Critic – the Music Critic’s Role as an Educator’, Australian Journal of Music Education, 14 (1974), 41–9
  • ‘The Traditional Music of the Australian Aborigines’, Musics of Many Cultures, ed. E. May (Berkeley, 1980), 154–71
Studies in Music [Australia]