Issue Details: First known date: 1950... 1950 Mary Schneider, Private Collection
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Type of Media

Radio and television

Access for Researchers

By appointment

Content Summary

  • Material relating to Mary Schneider’s career as a singer, yodeller and performer on television, radio and stage. This includes scrapbooks of photographs, clippings and other material; footage and audio of performances; other photographs, numerous awards and certificates received for her work, 1950s-present
  • She also retains archival material relating to her late sister Rita and her long music career
  • Examples of shows on which Mary Schneider performed: ABC TV’s first variety show “Seeing Stars”, "Bobby Limb Show", “Graham Kennedy Show”, “In Melbourne Tonight", "The Best of IMT", "In Sydney Tonight", “Bert Newton Show”,” Barry Crocker Show", “Don Lane Show”, “Red Garters”, ”The Rose and Crown Show”, “Mike Walsh Show”, “Midday Show”, “Today Show”, “Good Morning Australia”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Denton Show”, “Good News Week”, “Roy and HG Show”, “Rove Live” and many more.


Mary Schneider is a singer and Australia’s “Queen of Yodelling”. She appeared in hundreds of television programs, as a solo artist or with her sister Rita in the Schneider Sisters, from the start of TV in 1956 and on radio as well. She was also part of TV variety show singing groups like the Claire Poole Singers and the Chordettes. She has won five Mo Awards, among many others, and continues to write songs, perform and record. Mary Schneider released a CD in early 2012 of songs she performed with her sister Rita in the 1950s: “The Schneider Sisters - the early years”.

There are two oral histories with the Schneider Sisters in the National Film and Sound Archive.


Mary Schneider, Rita Schneider, Schneider Sisters, television, radio, music, variety, photographs, awards

Contact Name

Mrs Mary Schneider


Phone and Fax

Mobile +61 (0) 439 958 720


Website Link 1

Website Link 2

Affiliation Notes

  • This record is included in AustLit because it forms part of the Media Archives Project. AustLit does not comprehensively cover Australian Archives.

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