I was curious about Kriol so I looked for items related to this and I came across Ali Mills. She is an Aboriginal musician from the Top End and she has released a Kriol version of Waltzing Matilda. The song has received positive reviews and rightfully so in my opinion. She also sings in Gurindji/Kungarakan and she has also attended many peaceful demonstrations for Aboriginal Rights.
You can view the music clip here
There is also a short article from an interview with Ali in the NTnews from April this year. You can read HERE
I really enjoyed listening to this song and it was interesting to see the lyrics and compare Kriol to English. Other students have discussed song and I found that it was easier listening to Kriol than looking at the written form for me. You can see the lyrics HERE
It is also interesting because in chapter 11 (Walsh & Yallop) Mari Rhydwen mentions that many people in the Daly River area don’t think they speak Kriol but Ali Mills is always proud of the Kriol language and she discusses this in many of her interviews. I hope everyone else enjoys this version of Waltzing Matilda as much as I did.