Waltzing Matilda but I don't think I've ever heard (or at least paid attention to) the words of the Australian National Anthem: Advance Australia Fair.
The song did not become the official anthem until 1984 when it had to go up against the Royal anthem God Save the Queen, the "unofficial anthem" Waltzing Matilda and Song of Australia in a vote.
Another fun fact learned through participation in Postcrossing. Check it out.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Australian National Anthem
Labels: Advance Australia Fair, Australia, Australian national anthem, Postcrossing, Waltzing Matilda
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such interesting lyrics, and history of the official anthem you've noted here! a study of the Aussie national personality, as least the one that the govt hopes to project.ReplyDelete