Advance Australia Fair
Between 1878 and 1984, the song was used inside of Australia as a patriotic song. For a time the song announced the news from the Australian Broadcasting Commission. When Australia became a Federation in 1901, the song was sung by a choir of 10,000 people.
- God Save the Queen, which was then the official national anthem
- Waltzing Matilda, often regarded as the unofficial anthem
- Song of Australia.
Advance Australia Fair received 43.29% of the vote, defeating the three alternatives: Waltzing Matilda (28.28%), Song of Australia (9.65%), and the existing national anthem God Save the Queen (18.78%). However, it was not until 1984 that the national anthem was changed to reflect the popular vote.
Other songs and marches have been influenced by Advance Australia Fair, such as the Australian Vice-Regal salute.
Lyrics[change | change source]
Australians all let us rejoice,
[əˈstɹæɪ̯ɫjənz oːɫ ɫet ɐs ɹɪˈd͡ʒoɪ̯s]
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References[change | change source]
- "News of the Day". The Sydney Morning Herald. 5 December 1878. p. 5. Retrieved 30 May 2020 – via Trove (National Library of Australia).
- "Advertising". The Sydney Morning Herald. 27 November 1878. p. 2. Retrieved 30 May 2020 – via Trove (National Library of Australia).
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- Electoral Pocketbook (includes 2004 federal election results) (June 2005) Media and Communication Section. Australian Electoral Commission. Kingston, ACT.ISBN 0-9752279-7-1.
- https://web.archive.org/web/20080205110200/http://www.aph.gov.au/library/elect/referend/pleb.htm Plebiscite results: National Song Poll. Parliament of Australia. 30 June 2002. Retrieved 13 February 2008.