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Alice Marshall Moyle AM

1908 – 2005

Alice Marshall Moyle AM (b. 1908) has had a distinguished career in ethnomusicology and is renowned for her pioneering work in the field of Australian Aboriginal musical studies. She is internationally renowned for generating an awareness of Aboriginal music and for numerous scholarly publications in the field. Moyle has been, at various times, a music teacher, journalist, university teacher and research scholar. She received the first doctorate ever awarded in the field for her taxonomic approach to the study of North Australian Aboriginal song performance from Monash University. Her field-work forms the basis of research in ethnomusicology and she played a major role in the establishment of the recording archives at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies and the Musicological Society of Australia.

Updated 1999