Australian Screen

Australia’s audiovisual heritage online

Titles curated by Maryanne Doyle

8 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

Aeroplane Jelly Song advertisement – 1938

The most famous recording of the ‘I Like Aeroplane Jelly’ jingle.

Bird and Animal Calls of Australia environmental – 1968

Extraordinary sounds of Australian wildlife.

Curtin Speech: Japan Enters Second World War radio – 1941

In a broadcast to the nation, Prime Minister John Curtin announces that Australia is now at war with Japan.

Dame Enid Lyons: Maiden Speech radio – 1943

Enid Lyons, the first woman elected to the House of Representatives in Australia’s federal parliament, reads her maiden speech for radio broadcast.

Happy Little Vegemites advertisement – 1959

A radio jingle set to a marching tune promoting Vegemite, an Australian yeast spread.

The Hen Convention music – 1897

The oldest surviving Australian sound recording is a novelty song featuring chicken impersonations.

Salute to the Aussie Digger spoken word – 2005

An historical overview of Australian military engagements in both war and peacekeeping told through music, sound effects and narration.

Senator Dorothy Tangney: Maiden Speech radio – 1944

A recording of the first woman elected to the Australian Senate reading her maiden speech.