Arts and Culture

The Musical Morals of 1920s Australia

Posted on: Mon 30 Dec 2019

The 1927 Tariff Board inquiry into the import duty on gramophone records coming into Australia was purported to be about industry protection.

In reality, it appeared to be nothing more than fear of an emerging musical form, introduction of new ideas and the protection of Australia’s musical morals.

Henry Reese, Research Assistant at the University of Melbourne joins Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Zoe Kounadis to explain this story.

Produced by Zak Stuart

Image sourced: Flickr 


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