​Australian music legend Auriel Andrew has passed away at age 69

3rd Jan 2017

It is with great sadness we have to announce that Arrernte woman and Country Music Legend Auriel Andrew has passed away. Auriel had had some health problems for a while but, typical of her, she brushed them aside in order to be part of the the first few Buried Country shows late last year. She died peacefully, surrounded by loving family and friends, on January 2 in hospital in Newcastle.  She was 69, and is survived by her husband Barry Francis, her children Sarina and Reuben, 13 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and her sister Ronda, plus the sprawling extended family that is a characteristic of Aboriginal life in this country.

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