We Have Survived

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"We Have Survived" is a song by the Australian band No Fixed Address. It was written by Bart Willoughby when he was 18.[1] It first appeared in the movie Wrong Side of the Road, and was released on its soundtrack in 1980. It was later included on the band's first album From My Eyes from 1982.

"We Have Survived" is often sung as a kind of anthem by Indigenous Australians.[2][3] It is often performed by cover bands in pubs and festivals.[4] In 2008, it was added to the National Film and Sound Archive's Sounds of Australia registry.[5]

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  1. The Age 13 November 2008 A Legend of the land
  2. Clough, Brent. "Jamming Down-Under: Bob Marley's Legacy and Raggae Culture in Australia and New Zealand". In Eleanor Wint, Carolyn Cooper (ed.). Bob Marley: The Man and His Music : a Selection of Papers Presented at the Conference Marley's Music, Reggae, Rastafari, and Jamaican Culture, Held at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, 5-6 February 1995. Arawak publications. p. 30. ISBN 976-95047-9-3. ISBN 978-9-7695-0479-0. "We Have Survived" has become an unofficial anthem of black pride and resilience.
  3. Dunbar-Hall, Peter; Chris Gibson. Deadly Sounds, Deadly Places. Contemporary Aboriginal Musc in Australia. University of New South Wales Press. ISBN 0-86840-622-8. ISBN 978-0-868406-22-0.
  4. Lawe Davies, Chris. "Aboriginal rock music: space and place". In Tony Bennett (ed.). Rock and Popular Music: Politics, Policies, Institutions. Routledge. ISBN 0-415-06369-8. ISBN 978-0-4150-6369-2.
  5. National Film and Sound Archive Sounds of Australia Registry

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