Federal Arts Minister Peter Garrett has announced the National Film and Sound Archive 'Sounds of Australia' 2008 additions today as part of Sound Day, a series of special events to celebrate Australian recorded sound.

ABC's radio series Blue Hills theme, The Aeroplane Jelly song, The original 1927 recording of Waltzing Matilda Slim Dusty's Pub with No Beer and Billy Thorpe's classic Most People I know Think That I'm Crazy are amongst those that have made the cut this year. When it comes to radio these tunes all have played their role in the medium over many generations.

The full list for 2008

  • 1919 - Country Gardens (piano roll) Percy Grainger
    1927 - Waltzing Matilda - John Collinson (vocal), Russell Callow (piano)
    1930 - The 1930 Australian XI: Winners of the Ashes
    1938 - The Aeroplane Jelly Song - Joy Wigglesworth (Joy King)
    1949 - Theme from Blue Hills - Hamner's Pastorale
    1957 - Pub With No Beer - Slim Dusty
    1967 - Irkanda IV Melbourne Symphony Orchestra/John Hopkins
    1968 - Bird and Animal Calls of Australia
    1972 - Most People I Know - Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs
    1981 - We Have Survived - No Fixed Address

Listen to them all