The 2011 ‘Sounds of Australia’ additions list has just been released by the National Sound and Film Archive. The list includes recordings of songs and speech from the Torres Strait Islands made in 1898 by the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition. The recordings have been digitised from the original wax cylinders so the sounds quality is not fantastic, but what a treasure to preserve and have in the national archive. Here is a news piece by the ABC on the new additions to the collection. On the NFSA website you can also find the Indigenous collection which contains sound and film recordings from 1898 to the present day. A lot of this footage is available to view on the Australia Screen website. Happy viewing!