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Music in Australia

This guide will point you to resources in Australian music at the University of Melbourne Library and beyond.

About The Australian Musical News (1911 - 1963)

The Australian Musical News is a monthly magazine published by Allans, Melbourne, for Australian Musical News Publishing Company as a news-pictorial digest for Australian musicians and music-lovers. Its various titles included

  • Australian Music and Dramatic News (1913-1914),

  • Australian Musical News and Musical Digest (1940-1959),

  • Music and Dance (1959-1963)

  • Theatrical and Dramatic News

A volume numbering error occurred March 1944 - September 1945 and was corrected for the October 1945 issue (vol. XXXVI)

Search the Australian Musical News

The online issues of the Australian Musical News can be searched in a number of ways:

  • You can browse by year and then by issue
  • You can search by keyword
  • Once you open a PDF, you can search the full text by using the Find function (Ctrl F or Command F)

Access The Australian Musical News

The Australian Musical News is available online.

To find it from the Library Homepage, select Digitised Collections > Faculty and School Collections > VCA & MCM > The Australian Musical News.

Digitised Collections > Faculty and School Collections > VCA & MCM > The Australian Musical News.

You can either browse issues by year, or use the keyword search box.

You'll need to login to access or download the PDF files.