The Sounds of Australia 2014 have been announced, bringing together iconic bands, fauna and other recorded sounds that, for one reason or another, form part of our nation’s history.
The NFSA launched the Sounds of Australia registry in 2007, as a way to identify, celebrate and promote sound recordings that somehow capture part of the Australian experience – from the late 19th century when recording technology was first developed, to our recent past.
These sounds are part of our culture, our history, our environment. They represent a moment frozen in time, an achievement of human creativity and/or intellect, or a manifestation of the land we live in. They are charged with memories and meaning.
You can explore the previous 84 sounds here.
This year we had almost 1,000 public nominations, which were then shortlisted by a panel comprised of NFSA, industry, academic and other experts.