Australian Rock Database

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Available inEnglish
OwnerAustralian Rock Database
Created byMagnus Holmgren
Current statusArchived

The Australian Rock Database was a website with a searchable online database that listed details of Australian rock music artists, albums, bands, producers and record labels. It was established in 2000 by Swedish national Magnus Holmgren, who had developed an interest in Australian music when visiting as an exchange student. Information for the database entries was initially gleaned from Chris Spencer, Zbig Nowara and Paul McHenry's Who's Who of Australian Rock (3rd ed, 1993) and Ian McFarlane's Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop (1999).[1] Australian Government's former website on Culture and Recreation listed Australian Rock Database as a resource for Australian rock music.[2]


  • Spencer, Chris; Zbig Nowara; Paul McHenry (2002) [1987]. Who's who of Australian rock. Noble Park, Vic.: Five Mile Press. ISBN 1-86503-891-1.
  • McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Whammo Homepage". The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. St Leonards, N.S.W.: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86448-768-2. NOTE: Online copy is an archive of the Worldwide Home of Australian Music and More Online (WHAMMO) website from 3 August 2004 and full functionality is not available.
  1. ^ "Australian Rock Database - Help page". Australian Rock Database. Archived from the original on 25 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-28.
  2. ^ "Australian Rock Music". Australian Government - Culture and Recreation Portal. Archived from the original on 30 June 2010. Retrieved 31 July 2014.