Ten sound recordings with cultural, historical and aesthetic significance were added to Sounds of Australia for 2008. 

This year's sounds include the sound of a koala grunting, the first known recording of 'Waltzing Matilda', Slim Dusty's best known song, the voice of Donald Bradman and an anthem of the Aboriginal land rights movement.

Established in 2007, Sounds of Australia is the NFSA’s selection of sound recordings which inform or reflect life in Australia. Each year, the Australian public nominates new sounds to be added with final selections determined by a panel of industry experts.

See the Complete Sounds of Australia list.