Jack Norton, a fellow musician from Castlemaine area plays the oud, bouzouki and guitar very well and they naturally go well with the dharrabacca.
I got my dharrabacca drum many years ago from a maker in the Blue Mountains of NSW.
The Indian and Persian tradiditions share many similarities because the North indian music system was heavily influenced by the Muslim invasions from the west Beginning with Babur in the 13th century. Many of the great musicians in India were Muslim because they were supported by the ruling Emperors and Rajas in their court music.
Here you can see basic 7. 9 and 10 beat cycles