Music in Australia 1945-now

Timeline created by Totally Not Daniel Mcnamara
  • First Australian Radio Broadcast

    First Australian Radio Broadcast
    The first radio broadcast in Australia was sent on this year
  • 1966

    1966
    Beginning of Aboriginal land rights movement
  • End of Vietnam war

    End of Vietnam war
    On this day the Vietnam war ended it was a point of major contention for Australia and much protest music was written about it
  • I was only 19 (redgum)

    I was only 19 (redgum)
    This song is most likely the most famous piece of Australian Protest music it talks about the plight of veterans of the war
  • Beds are Burning released ( by Midnight oil)

    Beds are Burning released ( by Midnight oil)
    This song is one of the first big Australian protest songs
  • Took the Children away (Archie Roach)

    Took the Children away (Archie Roach)
    Archie roach delivers a song about the long hidden piece of Australian history the stolen generation
  • PAUL KELLY & KEV CARMODY – “FROM LITTLE THINGS BIG THINGS GROW”

    PAUL KELLY & KEV CARMODY – “FROM LITTLE THINGS BIG THINGS GROW”
    This co-write is based on the Gurindji strike and Vincent Lingiari, sparking the Indigenous land rights movement. The protests would eventually lead to the Commonwealth Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act being enacted in the in mid-1970’s.
  • Spotify released

    Spotify released
    Spotify and services related to it have revolutionised the way people listen to music
  • Oh, Canada (Missy Higgns)

    Oh, Canada (Missy Higgns)
    This modern piece is about the plight of refugees fleeing conflict across the world
  • Come-Home (Cardinal Pell) By Tim Minchen

    This modern song is talking about cardinal Pell a modern issue
  • Present day

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