One of the most recognisable Australian television theme songs, Skippy the Bush Kangaroo was composed by English-born musician and band leader Eric Jupp (1922-2003).
At Christmas time, our Sound Curators research and acquire a small number of compositions by independent Australian artists for preservation in the NFSA collection.
Ten sound recordings with cultural, historical and aesthetic significance have been added to Sounds of Australia for 2016.
Ten sound recordings with cultural, historical and aesthetic significance were added to Sounds of Australia for 2015.
Mrs Rudd (Alfreda Bevan) tries to welcome Mrs White (Dorothy Dunkley) to her humble home, but Dad Rudd (Bert Bailey) scares her away when he appears in his nightshirt.
Old Carey (Len Budrick) calls in a long-standing debt from Rudd, confiscating his livestock in an attempt to force him to sell a parcel of land.
Dave (Fred MacDonald) and his new wife Lily (Lilias Adeson) have moved into a newly built shack over the hill from the main house.
Portable professional tape recorder contained in a blue carry case with strap. Contains two main reels with a number of dials located on the top and the side.
Tasmanian Aboriginal recordings are inscribed in the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register.
The NFSA collects tens of thousands of items every year. What were some of the highlights for 2016?