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Ten sound recordings with cultural, historical and aesthetic significance were added to Sounds of Australia for 2011.
They include the first audio recorded of Indigenous Australian songs and music; hits by The Seekers, Skyhooks and Kylie Minogue; the opera Voss; and a Melbourne Cup race call by Ken Howard. One of the entries is two recordings of maiden speeches by the first women elected to the Australian Parliament, in 1943.
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.