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All spoken word

9 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

The 1930 Australian XI: Winners of the Ashes 1930

Members of the victorious 1930 Australian cricket team talk about the Ashes winning tour.

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

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

Hinkler’s Message to Australia; Incidents of My Flight 1928

‘Now I want to tell you a few things about flying …’

Keating Speech: The Redfern Address 1992

In his famous ‘Redfern Address’, Prime Minister Paul Keating articulates injustices suffered by Australia’s Indigenous peoples and how society can redress them.

My Country 1958

Dorothea Mackellar, aged about 73, reads her most famous poem, 'My Country’.

My South Polar Expedition 1910

Sir Ernest Shackleton tells how the loss of a pony affected his attempt to reach the South Pole in 1908.

The Sailors 1927

A theatrical comedy routine by vaudeville performers Stiffy (Nat Phillips) and Mo (Roy Rene) recorded in 1927.

Salute to the Aussie Digger 2005

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

We Are Going 1986

Oodgeroo Noonuccal reads her haunting poem ‘We Are Going’ in 1986.