Sounds of Australia

Reporter: Chris Simond

Since Australia was discovered 219 years ago its produced some memorable, some extraordinary sights and sounds. But if you close your eyes for a moment which of those sounds would top the list of the nation's most memorable. So... if you had to nominate Australia's top ten audio moments of all time, where would you start? Sport, politics, music, a television commercial?

Well, we can forget anything from the last 20 years. The audio gurus at the National Film and Sound Archives want to pick the very best noises, speeches, broadcasts any and every sound from the birth of our nation before 1987.

You can nominate a sound recording by visiting the National Film and Sound Archives website: and follow the links to Sounds of Australia.