Updated 10 April 2003








The red star indicates a site that we think is of special interest or outstanding quality.










ScreenSound Australia
- (formerly the National Film & Sound Archive) in Canberra, dedicated to preserving Australia's audio-visual heritage. It includes a terrific searchable database of the National Collection.

Australian Soundtracks
- Dennis W. Nicholson's definitive resource with comprehensive listings for hundreds Australian film and TV soundtracks.





AusFilms: Australian Films Database

Australian Film Institute

Australian Television Memorabilia & Collectables

Bonza RMIT Film Research
A fantastic online resource about Australian film with tons of material about Australian films of the 60s and 70s.

Bert Deling Interview
Joel Stern's Quicktime audio interview with Bert Deling on the Bonza RMIT site. One of the pioneers of the Australian film renaissance in the early '70s, Deling talks about his film Dalmas (1973), Australian film culture, the ongoing battle against conservatism, and the problems of film-making on LSD.

Killer Koalas: Australian / NZ Horror Films - A History
- Robert Hood's overview of the horror genre downunder, including historical essays and film lists.

Morning Of The Earth
A brilliant new site chronicling Albie Falzon's classic surf-film, looking at the movie, the music and much more.

The Peter Weir Cave
- the great site by "Crazy" Dave Niicholson devoted to Australia's most internationally successful film director.

Witzig Films
Acclaimed film-maker Paul Witzig is one of the pioneers of the surf film, whose credits including the classics EVolution, A Life In The Sun and The Hot Generation, and he worked closely with bands like Tamam Shud. Now he's on the web!





Captain Goodvibes' Unofficial World
One of the icons of Australia pop culture in the 70s, Captain Goodvibes (aka The Pig Of Steel) was the creation of Tony Edwards. The Goodvibes cartoons were regularly published in Australia's surfing bible Tracks, and their popularity led to the publication of books including The Whole Earth Pigalogue; the inimitable Captain (as voiced by Edwards) was also regular contributor to Double Jay in the late 70s.

Lily Brett - In Full View
- the former Go-Set reporter, now a world-renowned novelist, talks about her work.

Larrikin Literature
- Perry Middlemiss' great site on Australian writers, including many important authors of the '64-'75 period such as David Ireland.

London OZ: A Rough Guide to OZ and Some Stuff Therein…
Nifty! Cover scans and contents listings of every edition of the legendary underground rag.





Adventures in Cybersound
Dr Russell McNaughton's site, documenting his PhD research on the history of radio and the related media services of telegraphy, telephony, facsimile, television, photography and cinema

For What It's Worth
- a great weekly music program presented by our mate Steve Kernohan, on Stereo 974 in Melbourne

 The Jingle Shrine
A wonderful ever-growing site with RealAudio sound clips of Aussie radio commercials and jingles, mostly from the '70s, and background information on the stations. Includes a clip of one of the original 2JJ jingles, sung by Doug Parkinson.

- the long-running weekly radio show hosted by our friend John Broughton, broadcast on 3SER 97.7FM in Melbourne. Since it began in 1988, John has interviewed international music stars like Roger McGuinn, Ralph McTell, Ian McLagan and Ron Sexsmith, as well leading lights of the Australian scene such as Renee Geyer, Jim Keays and Mike Rudd.

Ian's Transistor Radio Homepage
Ian Malcom's collection of AM portable radios from Australian manufacturers, most of whom disappeared from the market with the introduction of FM broadcasting in 1975.

Triple J
- Australia's national yoof radio network

- An excellent page by the multi-talented Debbie Kruger, devoted to the station that ruled the Sydney airwaves in the '70s.

What's Rangoon To You Is Grafton To Me
The wonders of the Web never cease. This page includes a downloadable MP3 file of Russell Guy's classic radiophonic work, narrated by James Dibble, and first broadcast on Double Jay in 1978. There is also a text transcription.

"Do you realise that Bob Menzies now knows what really happened to Harold Holt?"






- Foll's Aunty Jack page - includes .mpeg and RealAudio sound files

- Stephen McDonald's Aunty Jack page - includes .wav files of various AJ soundbites

- Richard Miles' excellent Aunty Jack / Grahame Bond'Ography

Australian TV Archive
- Tom Bozic's excellent web archive contains hundreds of downloads of audio and video material from the history of Australian TV. You'll need to register to use the site, but it's well worth it, and once registered, you can also contribute to the site's growing list of reference articles or edit them directly online.

Crawfords Australia
- the pioneering Melbourne-based production house, famous as the makers of Homicide, Division 4, Matlock Police and The Sullivans

The Unofficial "Hey, Hey It's Saturday" Website

Number 96
Comprehensive pages documenting the pioneering 'sex and sin' soapie that shocked Australia in the early '70s

Robert's Aussie Soap Archive
A comprehensive tour of long-gone Australian soap operas from the first big success, the calm and rustic Bellbird, through to the bizarre contrivances of Chances and everything in between.

The Samurai
"Don't lie to us, old man!" If you grew up anywhere near a TV in Australia the '60s you will surely remember this classic Japanese series, the first Japanese TV show ever screened in Australia. It gained incredible popularity in 1964-65 and its star Koichi Osi ("Shintaro") was for a brief time one of the most popular TV personalities of the day -- in fact his Australian promotional tour in 1965 drew crowds that rivalled The Beatles! Researcher Nikki White has compiled an impressive archive about the series, including informative essays on its historical and literary background and its phenomenal popularity both in Japan and in Australia, which was the only western country in which it was screened. We rate this as one of the very best TV-related sites we've ever seen, and it also includes a comprehensive feature on the cult '60s Japanese espionage series Phantom Agents. DVDs of The Samurai are now vailable through Siren Video.

- Andrew Bayley's excellent site spans the history of Australian TV from its beginnings to the present day, including special features like "Classic TV Guides" which presents TV sample programs from the '50s to the '90s.

TV EYE - Classic Australian Television
Another great site, celebrating the hits of Aussie TV of the 60s and 70s, including Homicide, Division 4, Hunter and many more.

The World's Earliest Television Recordings - Restored!
OK it's not Australian, but this is a truly outstanding site that documents an amazing chapter in birth of TV. As early as 1927 John Logie Baird was not just transmitting live pictures with his early version of TV -- incredibly, he was also able to convert the video output into audio signals and record them. Some of Baird's priceless "Phonovision" discs have survived and thanks to recent developments in image processing software, British computer scientist Donald McLean has been able to retrieve the signals stored on these discs -- the very first "video" recordings ever made -- and restore them back to moving video images. As Don justly says, these pictures rank with those of Armstrong's first steps on the moon. A "must see" website.




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