Every Australian knows the chorus of 'Waltzing Matilda' but who sang the song first?
This television ad for Woman's Day magazine's Melbourne Cup edition shows a slice of Australian life in 1982.
NFSA staff discuss the significance of preserving our audiovisual heritage.
Listen to a 1966 interview with Australian composer Ron Grainer, who wrote the memorable theme music for Doctor Who.
What would be the 'soundtrack of Australian feminist activism' of the 1970s? Sound Curator Nick Henderson has the answer.
Roz Barker reveals the link between Aspro headache tablets and world-famous violinist Yehudi Menuhin and his sister Hephzibah.
Australian journalist Lillian Roxon was a pioneer when it came to giving rock music the serious attention it deserved.
Brenda Gifford from the Indigenous Connections team talks about the recent National Indigenous Music Awards and the NFSA Indigenous Oral Histories program.
Sophia Sambono, Curator Indigenous Collections, surveys the black and deadly women of Australian music, from Fanny Cochrane Smith in the 1890s to Jessica Mauboy in the 21st century.
Anna Haebich, a John Curtin Distinguished Professor at Curtin University in Perth, showcases West Australian Aboriginal performing arts and the plays, music, dance and festivals in the NFSA collection.
The summer of 1963-64 was the summer of surf music in Australia.
Audio officer Gerry O'Neill reveals the mysteries of disc cleaning and digitisation, to make those old records sound like new.
Patricia Downes tackles a question dreaded by many musicians: what do you call your band, and what will that name say about you?
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