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“Sounds of Australia”Friday 26 March 5:30pm at NFSA

On March 26th The Friends Of The National Film And Sound Archive will present a free event showcasing some of the fascinating stories behind the archive’s iconic project ‘Sounds Of Australia’.

The Archive’s Senior Sound  Curator, Thorsten Kaeding, will take us on an oral, aural and visual exploration of some of the intriguing entries in the 150 plus selection.

In 1972 The Australian Cricket Team made the top ten with them singing ‘Here Comes The Aussies’...but was it the first Aussie team to burst into song?

Why did Dame Nellie Melba think that the recording world was better flat than round?

How did a singing barmaid make the exalted list...never mind a dishwashing, cab-driving, ice-carting ukulele player who wore yellow boots and loud checked suits?

To find out join the Friends for this amusing and interesting evening on Friday the 26th march at the NFSA Theatrette from 5.30 till 7-ish. Allow time to check-in using the Check In CBR app.

BOOK HERE. We are planning to also broadcast the session on Zoom.

More details will be added to this page as they become available.


The Friends of the National Film and Sound Archive Founding Patrons:

Gil Brealey, Bryan Brown, Anthony Buckley, Patricia Lovell, Chris Noonan, Michael Pate, Fred Schepisi, Albie Thoms