Thursday, March 24, 2011

Australian National Anthem

I know every word to the song Waltzing Matilda but I don't think I've ever heard (or at least paid attention to) the words of the Australian National AnthemAdvance 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.

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1 comment:

  1. 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.