Powderfinger, Pilita, Goanna and Migaloo

Ten sound recordings with cultural, historical and aesthetic significance have been added to Sounds of Australia for 2018. 

They include the best-selling Aboriginal music album in history, the first non-single to top the Hottest 100 popular poll, one of the first female singers to make the Australian charts and the musical tongue-twister that inspired over 130 cover versions!

Established in 2007, the 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.

There are now more than 130 sounds in the complete Sounds of Australia list.