Sounds of Then [“This is Australia”] [sung by Gang Gajang] [music video]

“Sounds of Then” (often referred to as “This Is Australia”, after a line in the song) was written by Mark Callaghan (from Bundaberg, Queensland; born in England), performed by Gang Gajang (with Mark Callaghan as lead singer), and was released on their self-titled debut album “Gang Gajang” (1985); it was also released as a single (1985).

References and further information:
Sounds of Then”, Wikipedia (accessed 3 August 2012)
Gang Gajang”, Wikipedia (accessed 3 August 2012)
GANGgajang history”, GANGgajang (accessed 3 August 2012)
Magnus Holmgren. “GANGgajang”, Australian Rock Database (accessed 3 August 2012)
Adam Curley. “The Breakdown: Out on the patio with Nikko”, Adam Curley (accessed 3 August 2012)
Speakers: Mark Callaghan” [Song Summit: 19-21 June 2010], Song Summit (accessed 3 August 2012)
Jim Douglas. “Identity Through Sound and Image: This is Australia?” [Transformations, issue 1, September 2000], Transformations (accessed 3 August 2012)
Debbie Kruger. “They wrote the songs: Songwriters discuss the stories and inspirations behind their most famous songs” [APrap, Australasian Performing Right Association, March 2002], Debbie Kruger (accessed 3 August 2012)
Sunday Brunch – Mark Callaghan”, ABC (accessed 5 October 2012)
GANGgajang [band website]
The Official GANGgajang You Tube Channel

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