TAGGED: recorded sound
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Curator Thorsten Kaeding looks at how and why the NFSA selects – and sometimes excludes – materials from the national collection.

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Discover the many ways you can access our collection. You’ll be surprised of how much is available – onsite, online and elsewhere!

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This recording was made on 27 March 1966 at central railway Station, Sydney, NSW.

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The NFSA is always open online, with our collection available to be explored 24/7.

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This jingle was recorded in December 1974. It features a voice ID at the head identifying the track for Victorian Railways with an internal naming code of VRJ 101.

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Miss Dutton’s, Drummoyne, a few kilometres to the north-west of central Sydney, sold tennis equipment as well as music.

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Jim Davidson and his New Palais Orchestra were one of the leading dance bands in Australia in the 1930s, recording for Regal Zonophone.

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In 1925 Wocord released the first disc recordings made in Australia.

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Square dancing was a popular social activity in Australia during the 1950s, and Eddie Carol one of the leading dance callers.