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Stiff Gins

Founded: 1999

Location: Sydney

The Stiff Gins are an Indigenous Australian band from Sydney. They call their music "acoustic with harmonies" and are regularly compared to Tiddas. The band was formed by Emma Donovan, Nardi Simpson and Kaleena Briggs in 1999, after meeting at the Eora Centre while studying music. The band's name uses the word gin (a derogatory word for an Aboriginal woman which was also a Dharug word for woman/wife) with the word stiff to become strong black woman, a name which caused debate about use of the word gin.The band won Deadlys in 2000 for Most Promising New Talent and in 2001 for their single "Morning Star".

Albums

2001 Origins
2005 Kingia Australis
2011 Wind and Water

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