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The Hen Convention

The Hen Convention (1897)

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

Length: 2 minutes 8 seconds

Performed by: John James Villiers

Featured in the National Registry of Recorded Sound collection

National Registry of Recorded Sound

Source:

National Film and Sound Archive

NFSA title number: 452097

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