This never-before-seen home movie footage of David Gulpilil dancing in 1979 was recently donated to the NFSA.
The Australian History Timeline features over 90 film clips showcasing a unique collection of Australian history documentaries. Part 1 covers pre-1770s to the 1890s.
Most Australians know that Banjo Paterson wrote the lyrics to 'Waltzing Matilda' but who wrote the music?
This is the first recording of 'Waltzing Matilda’, recorded by Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, tenor John Collinson in London in 1926.
Summary by Graham McDonald
Investigating the background of the man who first recorded Waltzing Matilda.
It’s interesting to hear Waltzing Matilda sung with an American accent. The group sings a harmonised version of the chorus.
The 1956 Melbourne Olympics generated several recordings of Waltzing Matilda, including this one from the Massed Bands of the Australian Regular Army, conducted by Maj. RA Newman.
The entire history of Australian recorded music can be traced through versions of Waltzing Matilda.
Waltzing Matilda has inspired numerous other songs.
The Franklyn B Paverty Bush Band has been a Canberra institution for many years and recorded Waltzing Matilda twice on one CD.