Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander recordings

This collection features sound recordings with cultural, historical and aesthetic significance that are by or about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

They include the best-selling Aboriginal music album in history, the first mainstream chart hit for an Aboriginal artist, a poetry reading by Oodgeroo Noonuccal and Tasmanian Aboriginal songs and languages recorded in the 1890s.

Also represented are popular artists like Christine Anu, Archie Roach, Kev Carmody, No Fixed Address, Yothu Yindi and the Warumpi Band.

These sounds are all part of Sounds of Australia. Established in 2007, the Sounds of Australia is the NFSA’s selection of sound recordings which inform or reflect life in Australia. See the complete Sounds of Australia list.

WARNING: this collection may contain names, images or voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.