Sunday, 29 April 2012

The Birds Around Us - Gould League of New South Wales (197?)

Here is number three in my series of posts on Australian bird call recordings. This one is an LP and from a slightly later era than the last two - it must have been recorded before 1977 as this was the year that the narrator, Alec Chisolm, died. The recordings were compiled by the Gould League of New South Wales which is an environmental education body that seemed to be a part of every Australian's schooling in the generation before mine. The Gould League isn't really active these days, but they really seemed to be a significant force in raising awareness of conservation issues in the sixties, seventies and eighties. The first side of the LP features the calls of many native birds with Chisolm's narration, whereas the second side is pure uninterrupted bird call recordings.

Label: Columbia/EMI
Released: 197?
Players: Alec Chisolm - narrator
Peter Roberts & Roger Golding - recordists


  1. I love all three of your Australian bird records. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. i actually have this one. be interesting to hear yer rip too. chisolm's voice & vernacular are so charming accompanied by the songs & calls of yer indigenous avian neighbours. kookaburra ftw, 'course :) thanks in kind fer the generous offerings


  3. I love birds of all kinds. Field recordings are always welcome!