From Sadie to Superstar

Hailed as Australia's finest singer, John Farnham's career spans six decades and has touched music, theatre, television and film. 

His numerous accolades and awards include Officer of the Order of Australia, Australian of the Year, the most ARIA awards of any solo artist, as well as Logies and King of Pop, Mo and Countdown awards. 

He is the only Australian recording artist to have a number one charting record in five consecutive decades, from the 1960s to the 2000s. Whispering Jack, his 12th studio album, remains the highest selling album in Australia by an Australian artist, with 1.7 million copies sold.

To coincide with his 70th birthday, the NFSA is honouring The Voice, John Farnham, with an online exhibition and two curated collections of rare TV footage, interviews, live performances and other highlights from his lengthy and extraordinary career. 

To explore our online exhibition visit John Farnham: The Voice, and for even more Farnesy collection items, follow this link to our second collection John Farnham: Johnny to Jack.