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Emily Wurramara, Tia Gostelow lead QMA charge

by Tony Barrass in MUSIC

The girls ruled at the recent Queensland Music Awards. Best Indigenous Song went to Emily Wurramara, while 17-year-old Tia Gostelow won Best Singer-Songwriter and the School Award. The two Indigenous singers were among a field of women who scooped up awards at the event. “It was deadly to see that turn-out and see how many female singers there are in [...]

NEWS

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DANCE

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BUSINESS

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HEALTH

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STAGE

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BOOKS

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APPOINTMENTS

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CULTURE

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MUSIC

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    April 5, 2017
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ARTS

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ACHIEVEMENT

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OPINION

LANGUAGE

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SPORT

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PEOPLE

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FASHION

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NATIVE TITLE

MEDIA

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EDUCATION

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