Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s apology to the Stolen Generations has been added to the Nations Film and Sound Archive’s (NFSA) sounds of Australia for 2021.

The apology was first heard across the country in 2008 as part of a formal apology on behalf of the Australian parliament to First Nations people.

NFSA curator Thorsten Kaeding says there’s not many things that go by just the description, but ‘the apology’, when you say that, everyone knows what that means.

Each year, NFSA selects several recordings that have informed or reflected life in Australia to add to their sounds of Australia collection.

The sounds must be Australian, be more than 10 years old and it must have a real historic or cultural significance to it.

This year ten sounds have been chosen including ‘The Man from Snowy River’ soundtrack and Gotye’s song ‘Somebody that I used to Know’.