In recognition of the role that recorded sound culture has played in shaping our national identity, the National Film and Sound Archive have announced the latest 10 recordings, selected from submissions by the Australian people, for their initiative Sounds of Australia.
George Brandis, Minister for the Arts and Sport, announced the 10 recordings, which include the ABC radio news theme, the Easybeats’ Friday On My Mind and the famous first episode of Dad and Dave from Snake Gully, at a ceremony held at Parliament House. The full list is included below.
10 new recordings will be added to those already selected each year. The aim is to celebrate and remember those recordings that have impacted significantly on Australians over the years.
2007 Sounds of Australia
1899 – Fanny Cochrane Smith’s recordings of Tasmanian Aboriginal songs
1910 – My South Polar Expedition, Ernest Shackleton
1937 – Dad and Dave from Snake Gully
1943 – The Majestic Fanfare (ABC radio news theme), Charles Williams
1950 – Maranoa Lullaby, Harold Blair
1950 – Corroboree by John Antill, performed by the ABC Sydney Symphony
Orchestra conducted by Eugene Goossens
1953 – Jack Luscombe recorded by John Meredith
1966 – Friday On My Mind, The Easybeats
1976 – (I’m) Stranded/No Time, The Saints
1983 – Jailanguru Pakarnu, The Warumpi Band
To access the winning recordings simply go to http://www.radioinfo.com.au/free_audio.php