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Voting starts for Australia's top iconic sounds


13:57, May 27, 2013

SYDNEY, May 27 (Xinhua) -- Australians are being asked to nominate the sound recordings that best represent Australia's cultural history, to be added to the National Registry of Recording Sound in 2013.

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) Monday called for the public to cast their vote for the ten recordings to be added to the collection this year, in recognition of how they inform or reflect life in Australia.

The sounds can be music, advertising jingles, famous speeches, radio broadcasts or any other recordings, as long as they are Australian and more than ten years old.

"As the caretakers of the national collection of recorded sound, we want to know which recordings the Australian public thinks capture our national songs and stories for all time," said NFSA Senior Curator Matthew Davies.

Previous entries include John Collinson's 1927 version of " Waltzing Matilda", Kylie Minogue's 1987 hit "I Should Be So Lucky" and AC/DC's 1975 "Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll) ", as well as music by Dames Nellie Melba and Joan Sutherland, Men at Work and Yothu Yindi.

The Registry started in 2007 and now contains more than 70 titles.

This year's final selections will be determined by a panel of experts, with the finalists revealed in July and new Registry additions announced at the end of August 2013.

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