Australian Screen

Australia’s audiovisual heritage online

Titles curated by Martin Ford

5 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

Along the Road to Gundagai music – 1931

This is a famous recording of one of Australia’s most popular songs.

Down Under music – 1981

Released in 1981, this catchy pop song was written as a light ‘tongue-in-cheek’ dig at Australian values. It became a number one hit in Australia, the UK and US and is still played regularly today as an unofficial Australian national anthem.

Gold Gold Gold: 4 x 100 Metres Men’s Medley Relay spoken word – 1980

Norman May’s dramatic swimming-race call at the 1980 Olympics which has remained close to the hearts of Australians.

Ken Howard Calls the Melbourne Cup radio – 1941

A 1941 recording of famous sports broadcaster Ken Howard calling the Melbourne Cup.

She’s My Baby music – 1959

One of the biggest hits for Australia’s first rock’n'roll star.