WOCORD

    1925

    In 1925 Wocord released the first disc recordings made in Australia. They not only recorded the discs but also advertised them on a short-lived Melbourne radio station, 3PB, and sold the special record players needed to play them.

    It was an 8-inch record, with catalog numbers 1 to 68, released in 1925.

    The company didn’t last long, as their 'indestructible’ records were made with a cardboard base covered in a thin layer of flexible plastic which disintegrated when it got wet and the records would not play on a normal record player. The fascinating story of Wocord is told in discographer and the former NFSA archivist Ross Laird’s book.


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